• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

ASSAM RIFLES ORGANISES MEDICAL CAMPAIGN MOREH, TEGNOUPAL DISTRICT

B. Bongjang, a remote village in Moreh Block, Tengnoupal district, Manipur, has long suffered from a lack of basic medical facilities. Poor connectivity, the ongoing ethnic crisis, and heavy pre-monsoon rains have worsened the situation, making access to healthcare difficult for villagers.

On 31 May 2024, the Assam Rifles, in collaboration with the Diocesan Social Service Society (DSSS), Mantripukhri, organized a medical camp in B. Bongjang. This camp provided essential healthcare services to 210 villagers from B. Bongjang and nearby villages. The camp addressed a range of medical needs and brought much-needed aid directly to the villagers.

Beyond healthcare, the camp fostered trust and unity between the Assam Rifles and the local community, bridging gaps in a region marked by isolation. The medical camp offered hope and support, demonstrating the impact of compassion and solidarity even in challenging times.

LIFESAVERS ON DUTY: ASSAM RIFLES SAFELY EVACUATES EIGHT ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS INCLUDING 78 YEAR OLD PARALYZED RESIDENT & EXECUTES EXTENSIVE RESCUE AND RELIEF OPERATIONS IN IMPHAL, OP JAL RAHAT

At Dewlaland, Imphal, in a display of swift action and bravery, the Assam Rifles successfully evacuated Eight Elderly Individuals, including a 78-year-old paralyzed resident.

The Security Force, under Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), has executed extensive rescue and relief operations in flood-affected areas of Imphal as part of Operation Jalrahat. To date, the Assam Rifles have rescued a total of 2,561 individuals, including 969 men, 992 women, and 601 children.

Sixteen columns of Assam Rifles are deployed in Imphal district and as part of the Cumulative Aid Provided, Assam Rifles distributed food as packed hot meals to 2,050 individuals on 30 May and 3,000 individuals on 31 May, totaling 5,050 meals. Tarpaulins and waterproof clothing were distributed to approximately 150 individuals.

Relief Materials and Temporary Accommodation were provided for approximately 250 individuals at Mantripukhri Garrision, offering full facilities including billeting, food, water, and medical aid. 150 individuals have been provided medical assistance.

To prevent water borne diseases that see a surge during such times, 5,000 bottles of Clean Drinking Water was Distributed on 30 May and 3,000 bottles on 31 May, totaling 8,000 bottles.

A 24/7 Flood Relief control room coordinates with state authorities to ensure effective emergency response. As recovery efforts continue, Assam Rifles remains dedicated to serving and protecting the people with bravery, compassion, and resilience in the face of adversity.

ASSAM RIFLES REPAIRS ROADS AND EXTENDS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN UKHRUL, CHANDEL AND KAMJONG DISTRICTS: OP JAL RAHAT

Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), provided extensive humanitarian assistance to the victims of Cyclone Remal in Ukhrul and Kamjong districts, Manipur.

In Ukhrul district, near Tusom village, the Assam Rifles responded swiftly to a landslide incident on 31 May 2024. The landslide, caused by the cyclone, inflicted significant damage, prompting immediate assistance. The Assam Rifles promptly evacuated an injured individual to safety, administered first aid, and collaborated with local villagers to clear the obstructed roads, restoring access and ensuring safety.

Similarly, on 30 May 2024, in Poi village, Ukhrul, the Assam Rifles evacuated another injured individual and cleared blocked roads due to heavy rainfall over the last 72 hours. Additionally, in Kamjong district, they safely evacuated elderly women who had lost her way and distributed relief materials to storm-affected villagers.

At Sajik Tampak, due to the effect of Cyclone Remal the area experienced extensive damage to roads & lines of communication. Assam Rifles carried out restoration of this road using its resources and re-opened the vital line of communication between Aishi and Khulmulen villages in Chandel district.

The villagers and the village authorities, expressed their gratitude to acknowledge initiative of Assam Rifles for restoration damaged road. These relief efforts, conducted in partnership with local youths, fostered a sense of camaraderie and mutual trust between the Assam Rifles and the community. The local populace expressed heartfelt gratitude and pledged their continued cooperation and support to the Security Forces.

OP JALRAHAT – ASSAM RIFLES PROVIDES REPAIR AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CYCLONE REMAL KAKCHING, THOUBAL & CHANDEL

The Assam Rifles distributed relief materials at a child orphanage in Chakpikarong and provided humanitarian aid in Kovang, Phoilen, and Old Samtal, Chandel District embodying the spirit of service.

Their commitment included repairing a 4 km road between Sehlon and Old Samtal and restoring electricity in Gamphazol, reconnecting lives and livelihoods. Assam Rifles also waterproofed IDP camps in Kakching and worked with locals to restore a 2 km road between Tuitong and Old Samtal, fostering cooperation.

Through their actions, from fixing rooftops to providing relief, the Assam Rifles proved they are true allies of the Northeast. Their efforts extend beyond military duty, providing unbiased assistance and support to all communities. The Assam Rifles exemplify hope and impartiality, ready to help those in need, and remain a steadfast ally in the Northeast’s efforts to heal and rebuild.

ASSAM RIFLES CONDUCTS WREATH LAYING CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE OF BRAVEHEART

Assam Rifles under the aegis Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) organised a wreath laying ceremony for Naib Subedar Chandra Singh of the who displayed extraordinary courage during an expedition to Mount Kanchenjunga, India’s highest peak On 24 May 1987.

The first summit party led by Shri Phu Dorjee left, never to return, amidst erratic weather. Nb Sub Chander Singh joined the second summit party on 30 May 1987. After a grueling 17-hour climb, tragedy struck on 31 May when Rifleman Norden Lepcha slipped but was saved by Nb Sub Chander Singh. This set back did not wane the spirit of Nb Sub Chander Singh and he along with the party scaled the summit and unfurled the National Tri colour on the summit. Later, while descending, Nb Sub Chander Singh lost his balance and fell inside a deep gorge on the Yalung glacier in Nepal.

His bravery and tenacity against heavy odds earned him Kirti Chakra (Posthumous).

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