Assam Rifles conducts various activities across the state

Women participants in the art workshop at Diphupar A in Dimapur.

Dimapur, June 4 (EMN): In an effort to empower women and empower them through a community agroforestry project, the Assam Rifles of Ghaspani (7AR) under the umbrella of IGAR (North) organized a three-day workshop in collaboration with The Banana Co Dimapur, from May 31 to June 2 at Diphupar A in Dimapur.

As many as 32 women, who participated in the workshop, were trained in various techniques for extracting fiber cloth from banana trees and making decorative items and artifacts, according to an update from the Lieutenant-Colonel CH Jacob.

Interns were encouraged to use their unique skills and know-how to uplift the community and help achieve self-reliance. The AR representative also assured them of all possible assistance in promoting their aspirations for autonomy, he was informed.

He added that attendees expressed their gratitude to the organizers and The Banana Co entrepreneur Dimapur during the congratulatory and farewell program on Thursday.

In separate press releases, the AR Dimapur Battalion informed that it had organized a “Yogathon”, a large yoga session for students from Livingstone School and St. Joseph Global School at DDSC Stadium in Dimapur on June 1.

In Peren district, Jalukie battalion of AR organized a medical camp and COVID awareness campaign in Beisumpuilwa village, Peren district on June 1, as well as a writing and painting contest on the theme “Tobacco: a threat to our environment” in the city of Jalukie on June 2.

The battalion also held a combined veterinary and medical camp in Mpai Namchi village, Peren district on June 1, it was reported. A wellness camp including a yoga demonstration session and a free medical camp was also held at Jalukie-B village, Peren on June 3.

The RA Kohima Battalion under HQ IGAR (North) celebrated World Bike Day with participants of the state level World Bike Day Rally held at PHQ Junction to Old MLA Junction, Kohima town, Nagaland on June 3.

The cycling event was organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Nagaland, in collaboration with Smart City, Kohima. Participants interacted and were congratulated by the battalion.

AR Phek Battalion under HQ IGAR (North) held a yoga session and lecture on the benefits of yoga for the villagers of Kizare and New Thewati village, Phek district on June 3 .

Meanwhile, Kiphire Battalion held a medical camp in Mutinkhong village, Kiphire district on June 2. A total of 46 villagers participated in the program. The battalion also held a meeting with GBs, village council members and village guards from four villages under Mimi circle on 3 June.

The meeting focused on the prevailing security situation in the IMB area and the motivation of young boys and girls to join the security forces through SSC recruitment. Aspects for developing mutual cooperation between AR and the local population were also discussed.

Sally J. Minick