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Maj. Gen. Lakhera receives National Integration Tour team

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By EMN Updated: Nov 28, 2023 12:31 am
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Vikas Lakhera welcoming the National Integration Tour team in Kohima on Monday.

DIMAPUR — Major General Vikas Lakhera, Sena Medal, Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) welcomed the National Integration Tour team back to Kohima on Monday.

According to a press release, the team, comprised of 24 villagers from Ruzazho village in Phek district, had been on the tour of Delhi and Amritsar, which commenced in Kohima on November 16.

It spanned 11 days, during which the villagers visited Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, National Science Museum, Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, and Delhi Haat. The group had the opportunity to meet with the vice chief of army staff, Lieutenant General MV Suchindra Kumar, and the President of India in the national capital.

Additionally, they attended the Beating Retreat Ceremony at the Wagah-Attari Border and visited Jallianwala Bagh and the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

The tour aimed to foster integration between the Northeast and other regions of India and to explore new opportunities for future development and cooperation.

At the event, Lakhera addressed the villagers and emphasised the importance of such tours for the wider community’s benefit.

Landslide on Pedi-Kohima road

On November 22, during routine patrolling at about 7 am, Assam Rifles personnel spotted landslide debris on the Pedi-Kohima road near the village of Benrue following rain.

According to an update, realising that the debris would disrupt transport and connectivity for locals, the personnel promptly alerted the Border Roads Task Force, requesting their assistance with the necessary equipment and machinery to clear the debris.

The collaboration between the two groups was vital for the swift and efficient removal of the debris. The operation successfully cleared all debris within three hours, by 10 am, allowing the movement of people and vehicles to resume.

Hosts medical camp

The Assam Rifles organised a medical camp in Washelo village, Phek district, on November 22.

The camp aimed to provide comprehensive medical aid, diagnoses, and treatment to the residents of the village and the labour force working on the Washelo-Latsam road construction.

A total of 110 patients, including 42 men, 56 women, and 12 children, received free medical treatment during the camp.

The medical team, led by a medical officer, educated the villagers about health, hygiene, and sanitation practices to enhance their well-being. They also discussed common illnesses, symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

Additionally, the team addressed the severe issue of drug abuse among youth, emphasising its impact on health and society. They urged the community to work together to combat the influence of harmful substances.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 28, 2023 12:31:01 am
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