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AR undertake civic action programmes

By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Assam Rifles personnel along with teachers and students of Government Middle School, Ikiesingram, pose for a group photo after the lecture programme on global warming on March 13.

Dimapur, March 13 (EMN): Mokokchung battalion of the Assam organised an interactive session with the Ex-Servicemen (ESM) of Ungma village on March 13.

Assam Rifles press release stated that Ex-servicemen were asked about any issues of concern or challenges faced by them for redressal. It added that plastic chairs, water filters and almirah were donated to the Ex-servicemen during the event.

In another event, the battalion organised a friendly volleyball match between troops of company operating base, Dessoi, and local youth of Longtho village. The match was organised to emphasise the importance of sports as recreational activity and for overall growth.

In a separate programme, Kiphire battalion of the Assam Rifles organisaed an interaction with the village guards (VG) of Longmatra in Kiphire district on March 12. The interaction was organised to create more understanding between the Assam Rifles and the village guards.

Altogether, 16 village guards attended the meeting.

In another programme, Jalukie battalion of the Assam Rifles organised a lecture cum seminar on ‘Global warming and climate change’ at Government Middle School, Ikiesingram, in Peren district on March 13.

It stated that the importance of water preservation, soil conservation, new farming techniques and afforestation were covered in the lecture. A signature campaign was also carried out to avoid tree felling in the area.

The seminar concluded with a pledge to plant a sapling every year by all participants. Altogether, 175 students, teaching staff, and local residents participated in the seminar.

Wokha battalion of the Assam Rifles also organised a free medical camp in Mungya village on March 13. The medical camp was organised with an aim to provide medical assistance to the residents especially the elderly.

Medicines were provided free of cost besides imparting awareness on the importance of personal hygiene and sanitation. Altogether, 45 male, 52 female and 15 children were benefitted from the camp.

Meanwhile, Kohima battalion of the Assam Rifles carried out a campaign for army recruitment rally from February 18 to March 6 in Jotsoma, Mima, Mitelephe, Khuzama, Kigwema, Vishwema, Zakhma and T Khel Model villages.

The aim of conducting the event, according to the Assam Rifles, was to impart awareness about the various mandatory test conducted during the rallies and how one should approach it. Youth were informed about pre-recruitment training being provided by Kohima battalion to impart a fair idea of the recruitment procedure and assist them rectify minor ailments prior to the rally.

Altogether, 72 youth have registered themselves online and agreed to undergo the pre-training.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 13, 2019 10:52:53 pm