Manipur governor felicitates 5 J & K Rifles


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 11, 2018: In a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan on September 11, the governor of Manipur, Dr. Najama Heptulla felicitated 5 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under IGAR (South) for dedicated and concerted efforts during the recent floods in the state. The swift and timely rescue-cum-relief operations carried out by the battalion in the month of June, 2018 saved many lives during the sudden outbreak of the natural disaster.

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The battalion was requisitioned by the state government to provide aid and assistance for the rescue operations, medical assistance and setting up of relief camps. The well coordinated and relentless rescue and relief efforts in the adversely affected areas of IrongMakhaLeikai, MaibamKonjinSagolsemLeikai, Uchiwa Matai Konjin and UchiwaThangaLeikai saved precious lives of many people as well as livestock who were stranded in the flood caused by the torrential rains.


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This is the first time that an Army unit is being felicitated by the governor with Unit Appreciation in Manipur.  Dr. Najma Heptulla, the governor of Manipur expressed her heartfelt appreciation to the commanding officer and all ranks of Tulihal Battalion for the unprecedented humanitarian assistance provided to the people of Manipur by the Armed forces during the natural calamity.


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