Assam Rifles undertake civic action programmes across state
Dimapur, June 27 (EMN): Phek battalion of the Assam Rifles, in collaboration with the district task force (DTF), Phek, organised a Covid vaccination-cum-awareness drive at Phek town on June 27.
A defence release stated that the vaccination drive was conducted under the guidance of the deputy commissioner, Phek, Razouvolie Dozo, and medical team of Phek battalion. It added that all the administrative arrangements including refreshments for the civil medical team were provided by the battalion.
A total of 229 beneficiaries including 191 persons from 18-45 years and 37 persons from 45 years above received the first dose of vaccine. It stated that one person was administered the second dose during the programme.
In another programme, Dimapur battalion of the Assam Rifles along with 164 Naga Territorial Army provided rations to daily wagers and poor inhabitants of Aoyimkum village on June 25.
The village council chairman has expressed gratitude to the security forces for providing essential items to the needy persons affected by the lockdown.
In an unrelated incident, the Shamator battalion of the Assam Rifles assisted the public in dousing a massive fire at New Pangsha in Noklak district on June 26.
It stated that troops from Assam Rifles post at Dan immediately swung into action and with the villagers to douse the fire. It added that timely action by Assam Rifles prevented the fire from spreading to other areas.
Meanwhile, Assam Rifles has observed the ‘International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking’ across Nagaland by organising various activities such as awareness lectures, painting competitions, plantation drive and procession with an aim to spread awareness about global drug problem.
To mark the occasion, the Jalukie battalion organised a plantation drive, painting competition and procession at Gaili, Tenning town and Zeme Women Organisation’s Children Home and Christian Servanthood Ministry Children Home at Peren town.
The troops have been made aware to prevent people from getting addicted to drugs, liquor and easy money through illicit trafficking especially among young people. During the programmes, children used colours to express their determination towards achieving a society free of drugs and illegal activities.
Ghaspani battalion also organised a lecture-cum-discussion session on the social ills of drugs and substance abuse and the potential dangers it poses to the society. Lecture on the necessity to curb peddling, sale and pilferage of contraband among the vulnerable section of the society particularly the youth, labour class and transportation personnel was emphasised.
Dimapur battalion also conducted a lecture at Doyapur village. The lecture focused on the ramification of contraband drugs on physical and mental health.
It stated that a total of 15 boys and five girls took part in the event.
Kiphire battalion also organised interactions at Kiphire town, Thongsonyu and Luphokong villages. The interactions were focused on increasing the awareness of damage to health due to drug abuse.
It further stated that people were sensitised regarding precautions to be followed for Covid. Following the interactions, masks and hand sanitisers were distributed to the participants.