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Old IG complex is Kohima’s latest shopping stop

By EMN Updated: Feb 20, 2015 11:41 pm

Dimapur, February 20

Besides the medical camps and social responsibility programs, the Assam Rifles this time are busy with a welfare project far from the usual – they have converted the old Inspector General’s office in Kohima town into a one-stop shopping complex.  The shopping centre is located opposite the main branch of the town’s State Bank of India. The complex has started functioning partially and would be fully functional soon after renovation works, currently underway, have been completed.
The idea of the converting the old IG office into a shopping complex was conceptualized by IGAR (N) Major General MM Naravane, with the objective to catering to the local population as well as to generate employment opportunities for the local people.
“It is a complete one stop shopping complex for meeting the daily requirements of the shoppers conveniently with quality control and will be opened till 9 pm. An outlet has also been given to the NE network Chizami, to facilitate them in showcasing their products and also to assist them in marketing their handloom products in Kohima and outside the state,” the Inspector general of Assam Rifles state din a press release issued on Friday.
“Christened as souvenir shop, the products from Chizami are already on sale. The market complex will provide outlets including grocery, chemist shop, beauty parlor, tailoring unit, ATM, stationary shop, hair cutting saloon, hygienic butchers shop, vegetable shop, garments and foot-wear, fast-food restaurant, cafeteria etc,” the IGAR stated.
An added attraction to the complex is the day care centre fully equipped with play things and toys, where children of shoppers can be kept under well trained female attendants, while parents shop. Also, a self-help kitchen is attached in the day care centre, so parents can give warm food to their children.
The day care centre would be a respite for the working ladies too, as they can keep their children during office hours, totally free initially for 3 months. Subsequently, a minimum charge will be levied solely to cater to the salary of the attendants and not for profit, the establishment informed.
Major General inspected the market complex yesterday, February 20 to oversee the renovation work in progress and to ensure that perfect services would be rendered to the customers as well as the vendors, the establishment stated.
He also disclosed that young unemployed youth can work as part time or full time salespersons as per their conveniences in the shopping complex. For readers’ note, the pineapple canning plant in Medziphema near Dimapur, which was inaugurated last year, is another commendable welfare project of the army establishment. The plant is also another brainchild of Major General Naravane.

By EMN Updated: Feb 20, 2015 11:41:19 pm