Taking the initiative to support and equip the people of remote villages of Chandel district with necessary guidance for opening up prospects of a better future away from the backwardness and empowering women of the region, Moltuk Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) launched a multi-series programme aimed at educational counselling and empowerment of youth and women for guidance on future avenues.
The multi-series programme which began with the organisation of an educational counselling and discussion on future avenues for youth empowerment capsule at Phaisanjang on 22 Jul 2019 was followed up with a similar capsule at remote and border village of Molcham and Khengjoi on 30 Jul 2019. The capsule emphasised on educational prospects for the youth and women of the villages and counselled them regarding numerous opportunities available to them including options for pursuing higher education and in the field of sports. Women and girls were enlightened about the avenues for their recruitment in the defence forces and were encouraged to pursue a career in defence.
The event received healthy participation of a large number of enthusiastic and eager women. After the lecture, the audience took part in a healthy discussion wherein they clarified their queries and doubts. The event at Khengjoi culminated with a friendly Volleyball match. The villagers expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Moltuk battalion for conducting of such welfare events with an aim, to wean away, the locals; especially the youth and the children, from the militancy by opening up various employment prospects achievable through education.