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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - Imphal Times

Awareness Workshop By Assam Rifles for Upcoming Army Recruitment

IGAR (South)
Imphal Aug 27,

Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised an Army recruitment awareness workshop at Chandrakhong Company Operating Base (COB) on 23 August 2019. The Army recruitment rally is scheduled at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium, Imphal from 10 to 18 October this year for the youth of the state.  
In continuance with the efforts by Assam Rifles to guide and further enlighten youth of the state about various ways to join the Indian Armed Forces, the units of 9 Sector Assam Rifles are conducting guidance and training capsules for the volunteered youth of the area. The units are undertaking the noble cause in a phased manner, commencing with identifying the potential candidates and then subsequently training the selected individuals for the recruitment rally scheduled in October 2019.
On 23 August, Thoubal Battalion organised a workshop at Chandrakhong COB to spread awareness about the impending Army recruitment rally. The workshop witnessed an overwhelming and enthusiastic response from a large number of youth of the area. During the workshop, emphasis was laid on the modalities of online registration facility for all interested candidates who can get their name registered during the spot registration at the COBs and unit headquarter as well as during the pre-recruitment training at the COBs.
It could be well appreciated from enthusiasm of the attendees in the workshop that there is an enormous excitement and energy among the youth to participate in the upcoming recruitment rally of Army. All the attendees expressed profound gratitude for undertaking such an initiative and appreciated the continuous efforts and commitment of Assam Rifles in reaching out the youth of the state.

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Assam Rifles Takes Healthcare To Remotest Corners Of Manipur

IGAR (South)
Imphal Aug 27,
Moltuk being one of the remotest corner of the state is devoid of basic healthcare amenities for the locals. This has resulted in prevalence of serious health ailments at a large scale most of which go unnoticed and unattended.       
Moltuk Battalion has been tirelessly striving to fill this void and provide basic medical attention as well as consultation to the local people. Taking a step in this direction, Moltuk Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a medical counselling and health check-up camp at Khengjoi village, Chandel District on 26 August 2019.     
The campaign included making locals aware to about the major health and sanitation issues and measures to lead a healthy lifestyle. The campaign, led by the Regimental Medical Officer of the Battalion, witnessed huge participation of the local population who seemed eager and willing to adopt measures and habits to lead a healthy lifestyle.
A total of 26 men, 58 women and 35 children benefitted from this initiative. The continuous and relentless efforts of the Moltuk Battalion towards the welfare of the locals have been greatly appreciated by villagers and has greatly improved the level of interaction between the Security Force and villagers.   

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Sweets Instead of fines for Helmetless riders


CCPur, Aug. 27

Setting a benchmark in ingenuity, Churachandpur district police under the overall supervision of Superintendent of Police Ms Amrita Sinha came up with a novel way of safety driving campaign and spreading awareness on helmetless driving to motorcycle riders. Quite contrary to the common practice of imposing fine to helmetless riders, the District Traffic Control Police personnel distributed sweets to riders without helmets and counseled them on safety tips.

“We are carrying out the helmet drive to check those bike / two wheeler riders, who are moving around without wearing their helmets - either they do not have a helmet or they have forgotten it at their house or they might be keeping it in the vehicle itself and not wearing it,” Ms Amrita Sinha, said.

The modus operandi is that the TCP personnel checked them, made them stop their vehicles, pull the vehicle to the next point where some traffic personnel would give them some advice/counseling and offer them sweets / toffees. The drive began a couple of days back and it is being taken up at different locations of Churachandpur town on a daily basis. The drive was conducted today in front of Bata Store, SA Road Junction.

The drive assumed significance against the backdrop of frequent two-wheeler accidents, some resulting into fatalities in the town area down the year. Significantly, the District Transport Office has registered about 30 to 40 new two-wheeler vehicles in the district in a month.

“It is a reminder for them to not forget to wear their helmets next time, as it is their safety which is of prime importance for us and a helmet would protect them and not anyone else,” the SP said. 

“Imposing some fines is not bringing about any change and our intention is to bring about some change, to instill some kind of safety sense in the minds of people because helmet protects an individual and it is not for anybody else and it is for their own safety that we’re doing this,” quipped Ms Sinha, an IPS officer of 2015 batch who joined as Superintendent of Police here just about two months back.

Rather than imposing fine we are trying to do it in a little more innovative way and by counseling them so that they understand that this would benefit the general public, she said.

The drive is being carried out by I/c Traffic with the TCP personnel under the overall guidance of SP Churachandpur.

Lauding the initiative, Thangkhanlal Ngaihte, Assistant Professor at Churachandpur Govt. College said, “The drive is one ingenious way of trying to win hearts and minds. A good attempt at showing that the law needs not always be harsh and oppressive. A welcome break and hope it bears good fruits.”

“Innovation is not just about the latest devices or gadgets, but finding new ways to do things better. The innovative way of the TCP in dealing with the helmetless riders will go a long way in instilling a sense of security and camaraderie between the public and the law enforcement agencies,” said S. Khaikhopau, an MCS officer.

Terming the initiative Gandhian, T Lalboi, a helmetless rider who was offered sweets smilingly said that this ‘style of campaign,’ instead of imposing penalty, would really pay dividend in the long run.

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