Imphal, Dec 27,
The Battalions of IGAR (South) celebrated Christmas at various places across Manipur.
The Battalions 9 Sector Assam Rifles organised Christmas in all its Company Operating Bases. Keithelmanbi Battalion celebrated Christmas at Canchipur, Singjamei, Andro Company operating Bases and Keithelmanbi garrison with locals and children of respective areas of responsibility. The events were started with opening prayer followed by the Gospel message, gifts presentation and concluded with cutting of Christmas cake.
Mantripukhari Battalion celebrated Christmas at Sawombung, Hanuman Top and Koirengei Company Operating Bases with the locals and children of Carmel Jyoti Orphanage Home. The Christmas celebration were started with Christmas carols and prayers for peace and harmony followed by gift distribution ceremony for children and the villagers and refreshments.
Thoubal Battalion celebrated Christmas at Chandrakhong Company Operating Base with locals of Somrei Village. The villagers were invited to the Company Operating Base and best wishes and greetings were extended to them. The celebration culminated with refreshment to all the invitees.
Tulihal Battalion celebrated Christmas at Mayang Imphal Company Operating Base. The troops extended warm Christmas greetings to the locals and children and celebrated the festival with the locals with great zeal and enthusiasm. Gifts were distributed to children and the villagers followed by tea and refreshments.
Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles paid a visit to the Little Drops Life orphanage on the occasion of Christmas. The Officiating Commandant and other officials of Chandel Battalion celebrated X-Mass with the orphan children and presented t-shirts to all the children and also christmas cake, sweets and other gifts were given to them. The care taker Mr Johny and his staff were appreciated for their selfless service rendered in bringing up the children.
Tengnoupal Battalion under 26 Sector Assam Rifles celebrated Christmas by gifting two 5.5 KVA Generator sets to New Narum and Moriengthel as these villages do not have a regular electricity supply and a generator set would help the villagers for various day to day activities. The unit also gifted cakes, footballs, volleyballs, volleyball nets on the occasion for usage of children and youth of the villages. In addition to this, Tengnoupal Battalion also helped villagers to organize Christmas feast in various villages like New Narum, Kwatha and Saibol by gifting three farm pigs on the occasion.
Sugnu post of Kakching Battalion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles s celebrated Christmas by visiting various villages under the Sugnu post and distributing cakes and sweets to the children.This endeavour was aimed at bringing all the people of society together and share joy and happiness of Christmas.
Sehlon Battalion under the aegis of 28 Sector Assam Rifles organised a christmas cum new year celebration for the villagers of Old Samtal and Phoilen under Khenjoi sub- division. The companies distributed stationery items, sweets to the school going children and the economically poor families of the village were distributed with basic need items followed by a lunch organized for the villagers.
The endeavor all the Battalions to reach out the villagers to extend warm wishes on the the most fondly celebrated festival of the Christian community was appreciated by all. The villagers expressed their gratitude and promised their contribution to work hand in hand with the Assam Rifles for maintaining peace and harmony in the region.
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