• Wed. Jun 19th, 2024


The state of Manipur has always been known for its bold and fierce womenfolk who have fought for their identity. Throughout history, these women have played integral role in shaping the society, economy, and their indigenous culture. From pioneering scientists to visionary leaders, from dedicated caregivers to fearless activists, these women have shown time and again their resilience, strength, and determination in the face of adversity.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Assam Rifles conducted a series of events at Kakching and Chandel districts of Manipur to celebrate the nobility of womanhood and to honour their achievements and contributions to the society. Following events were conducted:

Felicitation of 12 successful women entrepreneurs who amidst all the chaos of the ongoing ethnic crisis, rose up to the challenges became a shining example to the society. Each of them and few other influential women personalities shared their experiences and views to the august audience present at the function. These entrepreneurs namely, N. Indu Devi, Y. Nirmala Devi, Angom Premaleima, M. Riya Devi, I. Tamphasana, I. Thajatombi Devi, Thingujam Ithoi, Thokchou Apombi, L. Manitombi Devi, Manisana Devi, L. Ongi Geetha and Sushila Devi were felicitated by Brigadier Gaurav Kapoor of Assam Rifles.

A medical camp was conducted after the felicitation ceremony to enhance the health and hygiene fabric of the region wherein 102 people got benefitted. The relief camp authorities expressed their heartfelt gratitude for this thoughtful gesture.

A lecture on women’s hygiene was conducted at Berukhudam village of Chandel District by CMO MS Mathew in connection with the celebration of International Women’s Day. Post lecture, sanitary napkins were distributed to the women present and snacks were served.

The initiative of Assam Rifles is aimed at upholding the spirit of womanhood and celebrating inspirational lady figures that rose up to the challenging situation and proved their mettle.

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