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Eid and Sun Bring Cheer in Flood Hit Areas

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Imphal, June 18, After days of inclement weather and rising water levels, on Saturday the flood affected population of Irong had something to cheer about. After all, it was Eid-ul- Fitr . Adding to the smile was the repaired breach on the mighty Imphal River and a bright and sunny day which had brought joy after a continuous spell of heavy showers and flash floods. The locals were in a festive mood and they had invited the troops from Mayang Imphal Company of Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under aegis of HQ IGAR (South) who had been toiling hard since last three days to comfort them and to share the joy . Officers and troops from the company visited the locals and conveyed Eid greetings on behalf of Assam Rifles. The team also gifted sweets among the locals and chocolates among children. The locals reciprocated by serving traditional vermicelli dish. Also Keithelmanbi Battalion and Phundrei Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised Eid Ul Fitr at Company Operating Base of Lilong and Yairipok along with the brethren Muslim Community . A total 100 persons from near vicinity attended the same. Chief Minister of Manipur , N Biren Singh today visited the flood hit areas of Lilong Chajing Karam, Irong and Maibam. He took stock of the relief and repair work at the breach sites. Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of the Tulihal Battalion in the relief work. While inspecting the repair of Maibam breach, he conveyed his admiration for the troops assisting the state water resources department in the repair work at the site and told them, “W ell done, keep it up.” Chief Minister also interacted with affected population and asked them to stay strong in the face of this natural calamity . At the same time, he assured the population that state administration and Assam Rifles are working 24×7 to alleviate their hardship

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