Assam Rifles Organises Maiden Ayush Camp in Indo-Myanmar Border Villages
| Onkareshwar Pandey - 04 Nov 2018

Assam Rifles Organises Maiden Ayush Camp in Indo-Myanmar Border Villages


  • By Brown Nongmaithem

Imphal, Nov 5, 2018: Keeping aside the Guns, in the remotest village on the Indo-Myanmar Border, Assam Rifles is playing like Samaritans for the villagers across the two countries. Villagers from both the countries were pleased to see Jawans (Soldiers) and Officers of Singhat Battalion of Assam Rifle meeting them with the smile on their faces and giving them not only free Medical treatment and Medicines but also Scholarships to their children.


With invaluable support from the Dept of AYUSH, a maiden AYUSH camp was organised on Nov 03, 2018 in the border village of Behiang for the benefit of the people of the neighbouring villages and the villages across the Indo Myanmar border.


“Myanmar Border is just One Kilometer away from this village, and since citizens of both the countries are allowed to visit up to 15 km areas on the border both side freely, hundreds of Myanmar citizens also participated in the camp,” said an official of Assam Rifle’s Singhat Battalion, on the assurance of anonymity.     


Talking about this camp, the official told Indian Observer Post, “ Assam Rifles has always been considered as "Friends of the Hills People" and Assam Rifles Singhat Battalion has always been at the forefront of organizing social development activities to bring about an improvement in the lives of the people of Singhat Sub Division.”

The camp was inaugurated by the Manipur’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri L Jayanta Kumar Singh in the presence of Shri Ginsuanhau Zou, MLA of Singhat & Chairman MANIREDA and the Director of AYUSH, Drup to A Guneshwor Sharma.

Commander 27 Sector Assam Rifles hosted the AYUSH camp at Behiang for the first time and also gave scholarships to orphans and children with special needs. During the camp, around 1200 people of neighbouring villages and even people from across the border were provided free medical treatment. 


Since the village lies at a distance of 1 km from border, some of the locals suffer from various ailments that have been aggravated due to lack of access to proper medical care. Therefore, the camp was organized with an aim to provide an opportunity to the villagers to explore alternate methods of treatment like homeopathy, ayurveda and distribute free medicines to the people. 


Due to this noble initiative by Singhat Battalion, the locals are getting the unique opportunity to avail the benefits of alternative medicine. They have expressed their gratitude to the Assam Rifles Singhat Battalion for this unique endeavour which has made a positive impact on the lives of the people from the neighbouring villages and even from across the border.

Tags: India; Myanmar; Burma; Assam Rifles; Singhat Battalion of Assam Rifles; Indo-Myanmar Border; Samaritan in the NE; NE States; Imphal; Manipur;

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