IMPHAL: Joupi Battalion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) alongwith local populace organised a Cleanliness Drive as part of Swatch Bharat Mission at Lonpi village in Chandel district on Saturday.
A total of 27 locals and troops of Assam Rifles at Mombi participated and showed great enthusiasm and pledged to keep their area clean and green. Children were also motivated to keep their houses and surroundings clean and were also informed about the diseases caused by unhygienic surroundings, IGAR(S) said in a press release.
Assam Rifles have always been committed in promoting healthy and clean life style in Joupi (Manipur) area and would continue to do so in the future as well. The locals applauded the initiative and efforts of Joupi battalion for conducting such ecofriendly drives.
Likewise, Veng Battalion of Churchandpur Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised Swachh Nadia, Swachh Zindagi under the part of broader initiative of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Tuibong village of Churachandpur on 08 February 2020.
The Abhiyan saw personnel of Assam Rifles supporting students and staff of Trinity College Churachandpur in cleaning and removing garbage from streets and drains leading to a stream flowing through Churachandpur. Further, more the local populace residing in the nearby areas were also made aware about the ill effects of water pollution due to garbage disposal in the stream.
The event received an overwhelming response from local population wherein approximately 250 villagers and 50 Students participated.