Kohima, Aug. 14 (MExN): The various battalions of the Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) continued their Har Ghar Tiranga campaign and organized other activities across Nagaland this week.
In Piphema, the Ghaspani Battalion organized a drawing competition for the students of Government Middle School (GMS) on August 12 with the participation of 100 students and 10 staff members. It was followed by an interactive lecture on the Indian national flag, a deliberation on the Indian flag code for students, an official statement said.
The battalion also held a mega sensitization campaign on Har Ghar Tiranga campaign at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Nihokhu, Niuland on August 12, in which 320 students and 26 teachers participated.
On the same day, the Mokokchung Battalion conducted an awareness campaign at Longtho Primary School in Mokokchung District, where 40 students, the school administration and village authorities were taught the importance of the tricolor flag and other national symbols.
The battalion further organized a “Tiranga Rally” in the town of Mokokchung on August 12, with the aim of “instilling a sense of patriotism by urging people across the region to raise the national flag. “The rally covering the 2 kilometer distance saw the participation of around 250 civilians, including school children and 150 RA personnel, starting at Sewak Gate and ending at the Veer Smriti Memorial Complex.
Jalukie Battalion also held a motorcycle rally from Jalukie town to Athibung town in Peren district on August 12 for the same purpose. A total of 16 Speed Liber Riders from Jalukie volunteered for the rally.
At Chenloisho Wangto Primary School in Mon district, the Tuensang Battalion of Assam Rifles held a flag-raising ceremony on Friday. A total of 75 students along with teaching staff and village CSOs participated in the event. A “human flag” was also made by students using tricolor balloons and flags were distributed by Battalion to all attendees, according to the statement.
The battalion also held an Indian Independence Conference at GMS Yakshu on Monday the same day, attended by 6 staff and 100 students.
The Dimapur Battalion also organized a sensitization lecture on the importance of the national flag at the Vidya Bhawan Senior Secondary School, Dimapur on August 12. It was followed by the national anthem and marching of the flag by pupils and teachers on the school premises in the morning. 420 students and 28 teachers participated in the event.
Meanwhile, Jalukie Battalion celebrated ‘Raksha Bandhan’ festival in Peren district on August 11. Following the philosophy of ‘Ek Rakhi Har Sipahi Ke Naam’, local women tied Rakhi to the wrists of Assam Rifles personnel at several locations in Peren town, Athibung and Jalukie town in Peren district, the communicated.
The battalion also held a tobacco and cancer awareness workshop at Assam Rifles Public School, Jalukie on 12 August. The aim of the workshop was to educate students about the emerging evidence of the link between tobacco consumption, smoking and cancer, he added.