As part of ongoing efforts to provide basic amenities to locals and to achieve meaningful socio-economic development in remote areas, Shangshak Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised an interaction with villagers at Kasong, Kamjong district, a remote border village near Indo-Myanmar border on 10th July 2019. The interaction witnessed a large attendance of locals including the womenfolk and the village Headman. Shangshak Battalion also distributed ten water storage tanks to the villagers of Kasong to mitigate their hardships of storing water under hygienic conditions a day prior.
The large capacity water storage tanks will enable the households to store a greater quantity of water and improve the quality of life in the remote border village. Towards the end, tea and refreshments were also served to the attendees. The villagers appreciated the gesture of Assam Rifles for reaching out to them and extending support to improve their quality of life.
On the other hand, Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a water conservation cum rainwater harvesting drive at St Anthony’s School, Muirei village, Ukhrul dist on 10 July 2019.
With an aim to educate the locals and children about the importance of water conservation and optimum utilisation of rainwater, Yangangpokpi Company Operating Base (COB) of the battalion organised the drive for the children and locals of the area. The event commenced with an informative lecture on ‘water conservation cum rainwater harvesting’ in which students were enlightened on various innovative ideas to save water and use of rainwater by simple and innovative yet effective means.
As part of the event, a tree plantation drive was also organised under ‘Go Green Initiative’ in which children of all age groups participated with great zeal and enthusiasm and over 100 saplings were planted in and around the village. The event witnessed an attendance of over 415 students and staff of the school.
The children and staff of the school expressed gratitude to Assam Rifles for organising such an insightful and perceptible awareness drive to conserve the natural resources for future generations and requested to continue with similar initiatives in future as well.