Aizawl, the 27th June 2020 : Aizawl Battalion under the aegis of Headquarters 23 Sect AR / IGAR (East) has instituted a novel idea of using umbrellas to ensure social distancing, an effective protective measure against COVID-19.

Aizawl Battalion has distributed umbrellas to economically handicapped and senior citizens of Ngopa, Mimbung, Kawlbem, New Vaikhawtlang and Hnahlan villages keeping in view of the impending monsoons. This initiative also aims to promote ‘Break the Chain’ maxim to fight against COVID-19. The residents have been urged to use umbrellas, as a habit at public places, which will automatically ensure physical distancing without any conscious effort.

The initiative by Assam Rifles was appreciated by the village authorities and the residents alike. Assam Rifles proves to be driving force, working at grass-roots level, and lives up to the adage of ‘Friends of the Hill People’.


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