IMPHAL: Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a Sanitization cum Drinking Water Distribution Drive at Namching village of Imphal West District on Saturday.
In a wake of lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19, with an aim to prevent spread of COVID-19 and to assist the local population, the Civic Action Team of the battalion organised a Sanitisation cum Drinking Water Distribution Drive, IGAR(S) informed in a press release. As part of the drive, the team carried out spraying of chemicals / disinfectants and decontamination of the Community Hall, Market area and other common usage areas of Namching village.
In addition, over 6,000 liters of potable drinking water was distributed to the 90 families of the village to meet their daily household necessities. During the event, the locals were also educated regarding various precautionary measures like regular hand washing, maintaining basic hygiene and sanitation, maintaining social distance and other precautions to be taken to prevent spread of COVID-19, IGAR(S) said.
Troops of Assam Rifles are continuously assisting and contributing in the fight against the pandemic COVID-19 by conduct of such initiatives and spreading awareness amongst the local population.