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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 - Imphal Times

AR Organises Drug Awareness Programme

IGAR (South)
Imphal Aug 20,

Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) conducted a drug awareness programme for a drug free Manipur at Sagolmang Company Operating Base (COB) for the students of Government High School on yesterday.  
In response to the concerns of the villagers, parents and Meira Paibis during the monthly security meet, Sagolmang COB planned and conducted a drug awareness lecture for the youth and children of their area of responsibility. The Battalion organised a lecture cum interactive session on ‘Drug Abuse and No Alcohol’, giving an insight to the attendees about the ill effects of drugs and alcohol on human body and various measures to counter the drug menace.   
The school staff and children expressed profound gratitude to Assam Rifles for organising such an awareness programme for them and appreciated the efforts and commitments of Assam Rifles in making Manipur a drug free state.

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India’s junior women boxers win 4 gold as the team finishes with 12 medals at 3rd Nation’s Cup

New Delhi, August 20,

India’s junior women boxers completed their campaign with a rich haul of four gold, four silver and four bronze medals at the 3rd Nation’s Cup in Vrbas, Serbia on Sunday. While the contingent won the Runners-up trophy, India’s 48kg gold medallist Tamanna, who blanked Russia’s Alena Tremasova 5-0 in the final, picked up the coveted ‘Best Foreign Boxer’ award.
The other three gold medals were brought by Ambeshori Devi in 57kg, Preeti Dahiya in 60kg and Priyanka in 66kg. Manipur’s Ambeshori and Haryana’s Dahiya continued their fine runs from the Black Forest Cup in June to secure a hard-fought 3-2 win over Sweden’s Duna Sipel and Ukraine’s Kristina Kartavtseva respectively.
Haryana girl Priyanka, meanwhile, was absolutely flawless and secured a commanding 5-0 win over Russia’s Olga Petrashko.
In 50kg, Karnataka’s Anju Devi failed to repeat her heroics from the Black Forest Cup and had to settle for a silver after going down to Russia’s Anastasiia Kirienko 0-5. In 52kg, Maharashtra’s rising star Simran Verma lost to Russia’s Valeriia Linkova 0-5 while Haryana’s Manshi Dalal (75kg) and Punjab’s Tanishbir Kaur Sandhu (80kg) suffered a 0-5 defeat at the hands of Hungary’s Varga Boglarka and Russia’s Maria Proskunova respectively to grab the other three silver medals.
Goa’s Aashreya Naik gave her all in a gruelling 63kg semi-final bout but eventually had to taste a 2-3 defeat against local hope Aleksandra Tepavac to bag a bronze. Russia’s Viktoriya Zastryalina edged India’s Neha 3-2 in 54kg semi-finals forcing the Indian to remain content with just a bronze.
Khushi (70kg) and Alfiya Akram Khan Pathan (+80kg) delivered the rest of the bronze medals having lost to Norway’s Nofstad Sunniva and Russia’s Valeriia Vorontsova respectively by 0-5. Ragini in 46kg was the only Indian who wasn’t successful in getting a medal.
160 boxers from 20 countries had participated in this prestigious tournament. India had sent a 13-member squad out of which 12 returned home with medals, which speaks volumes of India’s upcoming boxing talent.

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