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William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum

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.

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Assam Rifles Conducts Medical Camp

IGAR (South)
Imphal June 20,

Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a medical camp at Malkon village, Andro under Assam Rifles Civic Action Programme on Yesterday.
With an aim to reach out to the needy and socially deprived section of the society and as a contribution towards ensuring well being of one and all, the battalion organised a medical camp at Malkon village, Andro. The medical camp commenced with an informative lecture on seasonal diseases and cure by the Regimental Medical Officer followed by an interactive session in which various queries raised by the attendees were clarified.

 As part of the camp, a dedicated medical team under the Regimental 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.
 During the camp, the battalion in a joint venture with Kangla Diagnostics, Imphal, also carried out various free of cost tests for the locals including Complete Blood Count, Lipid profile, Blood sugar test, Thyroid test, etc. A Cardiac care clinic was also set up where ECG for middle and old aged patients was carried out.  The campaign witnessed the attendance of over 550 locals including women and children of the area.
In addition, a Mobile Dental Clinic was also established for the dental checkup of locals. A medical team comprising of Dental officer and Nursing Assistants from 12 Dental Unit Assam Rifles (DUAR) provided free dental treatment and medicines to the locals of the area.  The camp witnessed an attendance of over 150 locals of the nearby areas.
The series of activities undertaken by the battalion as part of the medical camp received an overwhelming response from the local populace. All the attendees conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Rifles for facilitating the outreach of the medical facilities and requested for more such camps in the near future.

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Doner Approves 176.43 Crores for different schemes in the state

DIPR
Imphal, June 19,

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has approved a total amount of Rs.176.43 crores for different schemes to be undertaken in the State. The said amount was approved by the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in its meeting held at New Delhi on June 18, 2019.

The IMC meeting was chaired by Secretary DoNER Dr. Inder Jit Singh. Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, Addl. Chief Secretary Dr. Suhel Akhtar and other senior officers of the State Government participated in the meeting.
Out of the approved sanctioned amount, Rs. 59.06 crores has been approved for the three projects under North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), a total of Rs. 90 crores for 38 projects under Hill Area Development Programme (HADP) and Rs. 27.37 crores for 16 projects under Flood Relief Works in the State.
The three projects under the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) are upgradation of Moirang Sendra Road upto Sendra Hillock, Moirang Sendra Road to Omba Hillock and Keina Bazaar to Thanga Keibul Road for promoting tourism, augmentation of Moreh Water Supply Scheme and provision of paid/Private ward in JNIMS.
Some of the projects under Hill Area Development Programme (HADP) include construction of Water Supply Scheme at Tamei, Nungba, Haochong etc., construction of transit quarter/hostel for doctors, teachers and government employees at Nungba, Noney, Haochung and Sub-Divisional HQ in Tameng District, development and promotion of eco-tourism centre at Zeliad lake and Tharon cave etc.

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Ukhrul Baby League Football Cup - 2019 Launched By AR

IGAR (South)
Imphal June 19,
Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) in conjunction with Ukhrul Football Club launched the District Level 7-a-side (under-12) Baby League Football Cup 2019 at Ukhrul today. The Baby League to be conducted from 18-22 June 2019 has been widely received by the locals.   
The first match kicked off in the morning amidst cheering parents and excited supporters. A total of 6 teams have registered for participation in the tournament. It is worth mentioning that the Assam Rifles has been instrumental in reinforcing the football culture of Ukhrul District. The inaugural Baby League was organised by Assam Rifles under the banner of Late Major Bob Khathing Football Tournament in February 2019. Since then there has been great anticipation from young players for next edition of the tournament.  
The Assam Rifles has also been offering sports scholarships to budding talent. This tournament will further promote the sports culture in Ukhrul district and encourage the efforts of local clubs like Ukhrul Football Club in harnessing young talent.

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AR Conducts Security Meet

IGAR (South)
Imphal June 19,
Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted a security meet at Yaingangpokpi Company Operating Base. The security forum was attended by the meira paibis, ward councilors along with representatives of local youth clubs.
During the meet the locals were sanitised and updated on current situation existing in the area of responsibility. There was also an interaction carried out on necessary measures required to be undertaken by locals in synergy with Assam Rifles for maintaining a strict vigil against illicit activities in the area. In addition to the security issues, future action plan in respect of civic action projects like medical camps, recruitment in Assam Rifles and Army and career counseling for youth were also discussed during the meet.
The locals expressed their gratitude and appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for conduct of such security meetings and ensuring peace in the area and assured their commitment and assistance in maintaining the same. The security meet concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.

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