Ccpur, Dec 1
Military Civic Action Initiative by Army in the remote locations of Manipur is not only giving impetus to the development in the state but also promoting games and sports, providing exposure to the younger generation.
In one such unique initiative, Ngaikhong Khunou Battalion of Loktak Brigade, Red Shield Division conducted a Junior Karate Camp at Lamdan village. Children aged between 7-14 years from nearby hill villages were selected and trained in Martial arts by trained instructors of Army over a period of last three months.
38 children passed the belt examination conducted by International Shito Ryu Organisation and were awarded certificates and Yellow belt during the culmination ceremony of the Camp. Free karate uniforms were distributed to these children by the Army in coordination with Humanism Foundation.
Conducting such events is a testimony of the Indian Army’s commitment towards social upliftment and promotion of sports in the remote areas of the state. The local populace responded favourably to the camp and expressed their gratitude to the Army.