International Workers Day: Assam rifles expresses solidarity with workers across Nagaland

Kohima, May 02 (NE): Going a step ahead in its commitment to help the needy, HQ IGAR (North) of Assam Rifles and its affiliated Sector Headquarters and Battalions observed the ‘International Workers Day’ in the company of workers and daily wagers on May 01, 2020, a press release from HQ IGAR informed.

Following activities were carried out:

Phek Battalion provided assistance to labourers in the form of medical kits and rations at Akhen and Ziphu village. A feast was also organised at all Company Operating Base.

Chieswema Battalion organised a Badakhana for 70 Labourers. Locally fabricated face masks were also provided and those observing Ramazan were provided with dry rations.

Kohima Battalion reached out to 15 local labourers and provided them with basic essential food items and masks.

Kiphire Battalion organised lunch for 50 labourers and dry rations distributed to those observing Ramazan. All labourers in attendance were provided with locally fabricated face masks.

Wokha Battalion provided assistance in a form of medical kits and rations to local labourers residing in Wokha, Bhandari and Tseminyu town. A feast was also organised at the Battalion Headquarter.

Zunheboto Battalion provided essential rations and medical kits. Expressing solidarity, a feast was also organised for troops and labourers.

Mon Battalion reached out to local workers at Naginimora and provided essential rations and masks made from available resources. The Battalion also provided tentage to District Hospital Mon to assist them in screening of suspected cases.

Mokokchung Battalion reached out to daily wagers and provided basic essentials and face masks.

Tuensang Battalion organised a Badakhana for labourers at DC ground, Tuensang. The feast was organised to recognise their contribution as a force behind the country’s progress.

Ghaspani Battalion distributed essential rations and medical kits. Awareness on the preventive measures on COVID-19 and the need to observe social distancing was also imparted.

Dimapur Battalion expressed solidarity with labourers associated with Government and Sadbhavana projects across Dimapur. To alleviate their hardship amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, the Battalion distributed rations to 15 labourers working on NH-29 project and one-time meal to 25 labourers. 50 face masks were also distributed.

Identifying the struggles and contribution of the workers and labourers, Jalukie Battalion observed the ‘International Workers Day’ at Jalukie by giving out sweets and Medical check-up of labourers were also carried out.

The labourers expressed their gratitude towards the Battalions for their effort and commitment in reaching out to them amid the ongoing crisis. A pledge was also taken to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in unison.