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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. He also looks after the website and application of Imphal Times. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.

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Assam Rifles Interacts With Ex-Servicemen

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Imphal May 20,

An ex-servicemen interaction was organized by Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) for the veterans of Ukhrul District on 19 May 2019 with an aim to reach out to the ex-servicemen of the remote border villages.
The interaction saw a total of 55 participants including ex-servicemen, their families, Veer Naris and dependents from Ukhrul District. The interaction was aimed at addressing the concerns of the ex-servicemen with respect to their pensions, canteen facilities and welfare schemes. They were also briefed about the latest policies introduced for the benefits of ex-servicemen and their dependents.
The event saw a healthy participation of ex-servicemen and their dependents who appreciated the thoughtful gesture of Assam Rifles.

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Moreh Assam Rifles Constructs Toilet Block for Children Home

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Imphal May 20,

Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR South constructed a Toilet Block for children of J J Children Home, Moreh under Assam Rifles Civic Action Programme. The toilet block was inaugurated by Town Commander Moreh on Sunday. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the children, the caretakers of the children’s home and the representatives of Assam Rifles.

Moreh Battalion of Assam Rifles has been making continuous efforts to address the grievances and ensure a better and dignified living standard of children at the orphanage. A number of initiatives have been taken by the Battalion to include free medical camps, provision of basic amenities, creation of sports infrastructure and provision of sports equipment.

The care takers of the orphanage conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Rifles for the noble gesture as the non availability of toilet block for such large strength of 35 children was affecting the basic hygiene and sanitation of the complex. The Assam Rifles representatives also assured their continuous support for the well being of the children. In addition the proposal for construction of a separate toilet block for girl children has already been approved and will be completed expeditiously by July end. Supplementing the effort of civil administration and bringing prosperity for a meaningful life for the residents of border area has been the focus of the border guarding force.

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Assam Rifles Organises Series of Medical Camps

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Imphal May 20,

As part of continued endeavour of Assam Rifles towards improving basic health care in remote border villages, Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles and SehlonBatallion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised medical checkup camps at Pallel from 17 to 19 May 2019 and at Sehlon, Chandeldist on Yesterday. The 3-day medical camp at Pallel was for the residents of Pallel and surrounding villages of AimolNungourok, Kuraopokpi, Tuisimi, Meipou, Komlathabi, Beaulahram, Teraphai. A complete checkup of every individual was carried out. Blood tests and urine tests including Hemoglobin Estimation (HB), Total Leukocyte Count (TLC), Differential Leukocyte(DLC), Total Eosinophilic count (TEC), Total Red Blood Cell Count, Platelet count, Coomb’s Test – Direct and Indirect, Blood Sugar, Blood Urea, Serum Creatinine (CRE), Triglyceride (TG), Dengue and Malaria (Rapid Test), Rheumatoid Factor (RA), Hepatitis-B and Hepatitis C virus Rapid Test, Urine complete, Urine culture and screening of the life style diseases were carried out by Regimental Medical Organization (RMO) of Chandel Battalion assisted by Free Diagnostic Initiative of National Health Mission.
The Pallel Company Operating Base provided free medical treatment and medicines to a total of 239 males, 109 females and 73 children. The medical camp at Sehlon also received an overwhelming response from local population where in medical treatment was provided to 110 villagers. In response to such a noble cause, Sehlon village Chief MrJamkhothang Mate expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards Assam Rifles for this initiative.
The Battalions assured the attendees that Assam Rifles would continue its work for safety and welfare of the people of Manipur. The residents conveyed their appreciation for this kind gesture and hoped that this would go a long way in further cementing the bond between the people and the Security Forces.

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Community Service and Security Meet Organised By Assam Rifles

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Imphal May 20,

Mantripukhri and Tulihal Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised Community service and Security meet on 19 May 2019 with an aim to interact with the local populace as well as sensitise them in regards to existing security situation in the area.      

The community service cum interaction was organised by YKPI Company Operating Base (COB) of Mantripukhri Battalion at Baptist Church in Urangpat village. The interaction was aimed to familiarise and orient troops of the COB with the locals as well as identify with their local customs and traditions. The event commenced with offering of prayers followed by an interaction with the villagers. The interaction proved to be of immense significance as over 200 villagers willingly shared their various issues of concern.

As part of the security meet conducted by Tulihal Battalion at Patsoi COB, locals were updated on current situation existing in the area of responsibility. There was also an interaction carried out on necessary measures required to be undertaken for maintaining a strict vigil against illicit activities in the area, future action plan in respect of civic action projects, recruitment in Assam Rifles and Army and career counseling for youth. The attendees were also sensitised regarding the increase in snake bite cases during summers and the help Assam Rifles can provide. The security forum was attended by the Meira Paibis, Ward Councilors along with representatives of local youth clubs.

The villagers expressed their gratitude towards Assam Rifles for connecting with them and extending their support to the villagers. Tea and refreshments were provided to the villagers after culmination of the interactive meets at the respective locations.

 

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