Imphal, Dec 10,
Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(South) erected 10 Solar Street Lights on request of the people of Malom Gram Panchayat under it’s ‘Op Sadbhavna’ initiative on 10th December 2018.
Tulihal Battalion on receiving a request for installation of street lights in it’s monthly Security Meet, provided & installed these solar lights in each of the wards of Malom Gram Panchayat. These solar street lights will not only address the security concerns in the area, but also lead the way in sustainable development.
Brigadier Amit Kabthiyal, SM, Commander 9 Sector Assam Rifles in an inaugural programme at Malom village, IW district officially handed over these solar street lights to the Pradhan of Malom Gram Panchayat. While praising the efforts of Tulihal Battalion, Brig Kabthiyal assured the villagers that both Assam Rifles and Army would always work for the welfare of the people of Manipur. Two Ex-servicemen of Army, being residents of Malom were also felicitated by him during the event. The villagers of Malom appreciating the Battalion for the initiative and said this gesture of the Army would go a long way in cementing the bond between the people and the forces and the people of Malom would forever keep Tulihal Battalion in their hearts, even when the Battalion moves out of the area on completion of it’s tenure.
This initiative of provision of solar street lights is one among many taken up Tulihal Battalion, who in the past had also spearheaded the flood relief operations in the month of June for which the Battalion has received the Governor’s Citation. The Battalion also plans to install 9 solar street lights in Kangmong and organize a veterinary camp in Meitram village in the near future.