Imphal, Sept 8,
National nutrition week was organised by all units under command 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR(South) at various Company Operating Bases .
Tulihal Battalion as a part of National Nutritional Week, organised a Medical Camp in Konthoujam village. Before commencement of the medical camp a lecture based on the theme ‘Go further with Food’ was given by the unit Regimental Medical Officer, wherein the parents were educated regarding the need for the right kind of balance diet and nutrition required for their children. The villagers of Konthoujam village and the children from Free Progress Academy were provided with free medicines after the medical check up. A total of 130 children and 70 senior citizens attended the camp.
Keithelmanbi Battalion organised lectures on nutritional diet for the students of Shine Academy, Shantinagar and nearby schools at Andro, Lilong and Canchipur Company Operating Bases. A total of 185 students and 10 teachers attended the lectures. The students were educated about benefits of nutritious and healthy diet.
Mantripukhri Battalion organised a lecture on Correct Nutrition and Balance Diet at Hanuman Top Company Operating Base. A total 30 persons of Youth Clubs of Keikoching and Moraingpen village were present. The attendees were told about the importance of balanced diet, benefits of using natural products and avoidance of processed food.
All attendees were extremely grateful to the Assam Rifles for this earnest endeavour to educate the locals about the importance of nutrition.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.