Imphal, Dec 24,
Shangshak Battalion under the aegis of 10 Sector Assam Rifles distributed The Holy Bible to over 40 villages on the Christmas eve, delivering the message of peace and wishes for a prosperous year ahead.
The distribution of The Holy Bible was especially undertaken by the unit on the Christmas eve and the battalion interacted with the villagers and churches and presented cakes while participating in the Christmas festivities at the villages.
The programs at all villages were attended by Pastors, village Headmen, Secretaries and authority of the concerned villages which include remote villages of Kashung, Punamram, Manthuram, Khonglo, Makan, K. AshangKhullen, Wanglee, Namlee, Sorde, Shangshak, YKPI and Litan.
The villagers were overwhelmed by the gesture shown by Assam Rifles and their respect towards the local culture and traditions. The Battalion also encouraged the youth to attend the various classes conducted by the battalion to empower the youngsters.
On the other hand, In the series of activities planned to promote unity and bring joy to the festive spirit of Xmas, 26 Sector Assam Rifles organised a Christmas Mela in its location in Pallel yesterday. The local villagers of all tribes visited and enjoyed the various activities hosted in the event.
Notably, apart from Christians a huge population of Meitei people also showed up for the event. A total of 91 males, 37 females and 18 children participated from areas and villages in and around Pallel town.
The events catered in the Sector included live jazz music, food and bakery stalls, ARWA stalls and other numerous retails stalls from inside and outside Pallel garrison. 26 Sector applauded the people for their spirit of coming together for the Christmas festivities. The sector in its festive season has been hosting events like Medical camp under Mission Aarogya, friendly football matches under Christmas Cup, Advent Christmas Celebrations and the Christmas Mela marking the end of festivities for the season of 2018.
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