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Assam Rifles Organises Series of Medical Camps

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Imphal May 20,

As part of continued endeavour of Assam Rifles towards improving basic health care in remote border villages, Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles and SehlonBatallion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised medical checkup camps at Pallel from 17 to 19 May 2019 and at Sehlon, Chandeldist on Yesterday.
The 3-day medical camp at Pallel was for the residents of Pallel and surrounding villages of AimolNungourok, Kuraopokpi, Tuisimi, Meipou, Komlathabi, Beaulahram, Teraphai. A complete checkup of every individual was carried out. Blood tests and urine tests including Hemoglobin Estimation (HB), Total Leukocyte Count (TLC), Differential Leukocyte(DLC), Total Eosinophilic count (TEC), Total Red Blood Cell Count, Platelet count, Coomb’s Test – Direct and Indirect, Blood Sugar, Blood Urea, Serum Creatinine (CRE), Triglyceride (TG), Dengue and Malaria (Rapid Test), Rheumatoid Factor (RA), Hepatitis-B and Hepatitis C virus Rapid Test, Urine complete, Urine culture and screening of the life style diseases were carried out by Regimental Medical Organization (RMO) of Chandel Battalion assisted by Free Diagnostic Initiative of National Health Mission.
The Pallel Company Operating Base provided free medical treatment and medicines to a total of 239 males, 109 females and 73 children. The medical camp at Sehlon also received an overwhelming response from local population where in medical treatment was provided to 110 villagers. In response to such a noble cause, Sehlon village Chief MrJamkhothang Mate expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards Assam Rifles for this initiative.
The Battalions assured the attendees that Assam Rifles would continue its work for safety and welfare of the people of Manipur. The residents conveyed their appreciation for this kind gesture and hoped that this would go a long way in further cementing the bond between the people and the Security Forces.

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Community Service and Security Meet Organised By Assam Rifles

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Imphal May 20,

Mantripukhri and Tulihal Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised Community service and Security meet on 19 May 2019 with an aim to interact with the local populace as well as sensitise them in regards to existing security situation in the area.      

The community service cum interaction was organised by YKPI Company Operating Base (COB) of Mantripukhri Battalion at Baptist Church in Urangpat village. The interaction was aimed to familiarise and orient troops of the COB with the locals as well as identify with their local customs and traditions. The event commenced with offering of prayers followed by an interaction with the villagers. The interaction proved to be of immense significance as over 200 villagers willingly shared their various issues of concern.

As part of the security meet conducted by Tulihal Battalion at Patsoi COB, locals were updated on current situation existing in the area of responsibility. There was also an interaction carried out on necessary measures required to be undertaken for maintaining a strict vigil against illicit activities in the area, future action plan in respect of civic action projects, recruitment in Assam Rifles and Army and career counseling for youth. The attendees were also sensitised regarding the increase in snake bite cases during summers and the help Assam Rifles can provide. The security forum was attended by the Meira Paibis, Ward Councilors along with representatives of local youth clubs.

The villagers expressed their gratitude towards Assam Rifles for connecting with them and extending their support to the villagers. Tea and refreshments were provided to the villagers after culmination of the interactive meets at the respective locations.

 

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Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen have possible semi-final clash as 10 Indians assure medals at India Open 2019

From a Correspondent
Guwahati, May 20

 Six-time world champion Mary Kom has a possible semi-final face-off with Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen in 51kg as the draw of the second edition of the India Open got released here on Sunday. In contrast, Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) could have a hassle-free route to the final where he might have to take on Asian Games silver medallist Rogen Siaga Ladon of Philippines.
10 Indian boxers have already confirmed medals with 6 in men and 4 in women being already placed in the semi-finals because of the smaller size of the draw. On the men’s side, Brijesh Yadav and Sanjay are already into the 81kg semi-finals and so are Naman Tanwar and Sanjeet in 91kg and Satish Kumar and Atul Thakur in +91kg. In women’s, Lovlina Borgohain and and Anjali are already assured of medals in 69kg while Bhagyabati Kachari and Saweety Boora are through to the last-four in 75kg by virtue of a first round bye.
“We have at least a couple of Indian boxers in each category and the competition is very close. It will be a very interesting tournament and the exposure for the boxers will stand them in good stead ahead of the World Championships,” said Raffaele Bergamasco, the Performance Director of Indian women’s boxing.
On the men’s side, the competition has heated up in 52kg and 56kg with each of the categories having at least three Indian medal hopes. In 56kg, while Asian Championships silver medallist Kavinder Singh Bisht, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin and World Championships bronze medallist Gaurav Bidhuri will be vying for a podium finish, in 52kg Panghal, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki and GeeBee Boxing tournament bronze medallist Sachin Siwach will be aiming for medals.
“We have World Championships medallist in Gaurav Bidhuri in 56kg, Hussamuddin has done really well and Kavinder just won the silver at the Asian Championships. In 52kg, Solanki just won a gold in Poland while Amit and Sachin are there. Each of them is competing against each other. So it will be a tough competition within the countrymen as well as with the foreign boxers. It will be a great experience for the boxers with such high level of competition,” said Santiago Nieva, India’s chief performance director.
The opening ceremony will be held at 5pm on Monday at Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi AC Indoor Stadium, Sarusajai Sports Complex, where Mr. Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Honourable Education Minister of Assam, will be the Chief Guest. Mr. Kuladhar Saikia, Director General of Police, Mr. Biswaranjan Samal, Principal Secretary, Sports & Youth Welfare, Mr. Samir Sinha, Principal Secretary, Finance, Health & Family Welfare and Mr. Jay Kowli, Secretary, Boxing Federation of India, will be gracing the occasion.
It will be followed by the Day 1 matches from 6pm where seven Indian boxers will be contesting their opening round with the highlight being the clash of Sachin Siwach vs Ramon Nicanor Quiroga of Argentina in 52kg.

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