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AR Conducts Free Medical Camp and World Population Day

IGAR (South)
Imphal July 12,

Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a free medical camp at Lilong Chajing, I/West district on yesterday.
The medical camp commenced with an informative lecture on ‘Health, Hygiene and Sanitation’ by the unit medical officer followed by an interactive session during which various queries raised by the attendees were clarified. The locals were also enlightened on basic healthcare issues including precautions against common viral diseases as well as importance of hygiene and sanitation for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
As part of the camp, a dedicated medical team under the unit medical officer provided medical assistance to the locals of the area. In addition to the medical checkup, consultation on various diseases and health related issues as well as free medicines were distributed to the needy patients.
A mobile dental clinic was also established for carrying out dental checkup of the locals. A medical team under the dental officer from 12 Dental Unit Assam Rifles (DUAR) provided free dental treatment and medicines to the attendees.
 The medical camp received an overwhelming response from the local populace and witnessed an attendance of over 280 locals of nearby villages. All the attendees conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to Assam Rifles for facilitating the outreach of the medical facilities and requested for more such camps in the future as well.
Tulihal and Mantripukhri Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) observed World Population Day by organising various events  on Yesterday.
With aim  to raise awareness on population issues, Nambol Company Operating Base (COB) of Tulihal Battalion observed world population day by organising an awareness drive at Maibam Chingning village, I/West. The event commenced with a lecture on world population day in which locals were educated on various issues emerging due to population increase as well as on the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty and various other connected issues with population. The lecture was followed by an interactive session in which various queries of the attendees were clarified.
Post the awareness session, a painting competition based on the theme of the event, was organised for the students. Over 60 children of various age groups enthusiastically participated in the event and expressed their thoughts through colours on paper. Winners of the competition were felicitated with prizes.
Likewise Mantripukhri Battalion organised an interactive lecture on the day at Sagolmang COB in which various problems and issues concerning population explosion were discussed. In addition, the locals were also educated on various government schemes, benefits and latest policies on family planning during the event. The event concluded with tea and refreshment for all the attendees.
The locals of the area expressed their profound gratitude and appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for organising such educative events and requested to conduct similar events  in future as well.

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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