AR installs ten solar street lights in Malom
IMPHAL | Dec 10
Tulihal Battalion of HQ 9 Sector Assam Rifles today installed and handed over ten solar street lights as part of ‘Operation Sadbhavana Project’, said a release by IGAR (South).
The battalion installed the lights in each of the wards of Malom Gram Panchayat on receiving request for installation of solar lights in its monthly security meet.
The launching programme witnessed the attendance of over 150 villagers of Malom during which commander 9 Sector Assam Rifles, AmitKabthiyal,officially handed over the solar street lights to the pradhan of Malom Gram Panchayat. While praising the efforts of Tulihal Battalion, Brigadier Kabthiyalassured the villagers that Assam Rifles will continue its work for welfare of the people of Manipur.
Two Ex-servicemen of the Indian Army were also felicitated by brigadier Kabthiyal during the event.
Provision of solar lights is one among the many initiatives taken up by the Tulihal Battalion, who had also spearheaded the flood relief operations in the Imphal Valley in June this year for which it was felicitated by the Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptullah. The battalion also plans to carry out more projects for betterment of the people of Manipur in the near future, said the press release.
In the meantime, Sehlon Battalion of 28 Sector, Assam Rifles conducted a daylong medical camp today at Old Samtal village of Khengjoi sub-division,Chandel district.
The medical camp was held under ‘Op Sadbhavana’ initiative, with an aim to provide free medical treatment and consultation to the remote villages of Old Samtal and neighbouring village of Sejangand S Bonjai. These villages do not even have a Primary Health Centre (PHC) and even if there is any they are located far away from the reach of these villagers. Further due to poor road infrastructure along the Indo Myanmar Border (IMB), in these areas majority of the villagers do not have access to hospitals or PHCs for treatment. Hence the team of Sehlon Battalion took initiative to provide requisite medical facilities to maximum villagers of these remote and inaccessible villages and conducted the medical camp, said the release.
The medical camp received overwhelming response from local populace where ARMO of Sehlon Battalion alongwith staff provided medical treatment to 218 people and distributed free medicines, it added.
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