• Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

ASSAM RIFLES: FOSTERING COMMUNITY BONDS, UPLIFTING LIVES

In a relentless commitment to service, Assam Rifles continues to play a pivotal role in enhancing the socio-economic fabric of the Northeastern region. A flurry of initiatives have been undertaken by Assam Rifles during these trying times, ranging from humanitarian assistance and civic action programs to celebrations that embody the spirit of unity and collaboration.

Outreach program for IDPs and locals to address their hardship and promote education, sports, basic health and hygiene:

Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), conducted an outreach program for IDPs and villagers of General Area of Gothal and nearby villages. The program was organized, considering the tragedies and hardships faced by the locals due to the ongoing communal clashes in Manipur. The outreach program was organized by the Company Commander and attended by influential locals of the area under command. During the program, the Company Commander addressed the hardships faced by the locals and advised them to reoccupy their villages as the situation is under control and the villages are safe due to continuous efforts and the presence of security forces. The program also promoted education, sports, and basic health and hygiene for the villagers. The locals seemed hopeful after the program and appreciated the concern and initiative taken by Assam Rifles.

Assam Rifles organised “Christmas celebrations and interaction with ex-servicemen” of Manipur at Sendra, Bishnupur district (Manipur):

Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), organized an “Interaction with Ex-Servicemen followed by lunch on the occasion of Christmas” at Sendra, Bishnupur District (Manipur) on 25th December 2023.

The program was attended by ex-servicemen from the villages of Kwakta, Moirang, Tronglaobi, Thanga, Sendra, Terakhongsanbi, and Bishnupur. The interaction program aimed to understand the problems faced by the veterans and assist in providing maximum welfare and entitled benefits to the ex-servicemen. The interaction was followed by Christmas celebrations and lunch, marking the festive occasion. It is noteworthy that Assam Rifles regularly conducts programs in coordination with ex-servicemen for the collective upliftment of society.

Assam Rifles celebrated Christmas and 100th birthday of headman at Wanglee village at Kasong, Kamjong District on 25th Dec 2023:

In a heartwarming celebration of a centennial life, Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(South) organized a memorable 100th birthday bash for the venerable T. Don Tak, the esteemed headman of Wanglee village, nestled on the Indo-Myanmar Border. The spirited occasion saw not just the marking of a remarkable life milestone but also served as a testament to the enduring bonds between the locals and the Assam Rifles. In a gesture of unwavering support and noble endeavour to strengthen community ties, the Assam Rifles extended its assistance by providing essential food items and thoughtful presents, creating a jubilant atmosphere that resonated with the spirit of unity and camaraderie on this Christmas Eve.

Assam Rifles Donates Sports Items to Villages of Tengnoupal District:

Assam Rifles, interacted and distributed sports items to 12 villages of Kwatha, RRC, and Sita in Tengnoupal District on the occasion of Christmas. The distribution of sports items is part of Assam Rifles’ ongoing efforts to provide humanitarian assistance and foster a sense of security and belonging amongst the population.

Assam Rifles Flagged Off Inter Village Volleyball Tournament At Sangaikot Village, Churachandpur District :

Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(S), standing firm to its credo of “Friends of the North East,” flagged off the Inter Village Volleyball Tournament at Sangaikot village, Churachandpur District on 26th December 2023. Assam Rifles, under the theme “Fighting Drugs through Sports,” took the initiative of bringing youth together by organizing a volleyball tournament from 26 Dec 23 till 29 Dec 23. A total of 10 teams, including 06 teams from local villages and 04 teams of Security forces & Central Armed Police Forces, will compete during the tournament. The tournament is being organized in collaboration with local village bodies for the youth of Sangaikot to inspire them to adopt a healthy and fit lifestyle. The event is aimed at identifying local talents to motivate them to join the Indian Army/Assam Rifles.

Assam Rifles Spreads Christmas Cheer with Friendly Volleyball Match at Khoibu Centre :

Assam Rifles celebrated Christmas by organizing a spirited Friendly Volleyball Match at Village Khoibu Centre, Chandel District, fostering community engagement and festive joy on 25th December 2023. The match, played with enthusiasm, brought together players and participants in a celebration of sportsmanship. Post-match, winners were honored with sports items, and a refreshing spread was organized for the villagers. The event saw the participation of 150 villagers, underscoring the strong bond between Assam Rifles and the local community.

Medical Camp Brings Healthcare to Chongjang Village Under Assam Rifles Civic Action Program :

A medical camp was conducted by Assam Rifles at Chongjang Village, Tengnoupal District on 25th December 2023, under the auspices of Assam Rifles Civic Action Program (AR CAP). The medical teams, comprised of dedicated personnel from the Battalion and six civilian doctors from Imphal, tirelessly examined and provided medicines to 155 individuals. This inclusive outreach extended support to 35 males, 56 females, and 64 children from Chongjang and neighboring villages. The camp, focused on enhancing community well-being, concluded on a positive note with the distribution of refreshments to the grateful patients. The collaborative effort between military and civilian medical professionals exemplifies a commitment to the health and welfare of the local population.

With these diverse arrays of activities, Assam Rifles not only safeguards the region but also actively contributes to its upliftment, symbolizing a force that extends beyond security – a force dedicated to nurturing a harmonious and thriving society.

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