Dimapur, February 9: Assam Rifles extended support to repair the vital Tamei-Dikhuiram Road in Tamenglong district of Manipur, which connects far flung villages both in Manipur and Nagaland.
In absence of any government assistance to repair this depleted road connecting as many as 35 villages in hinterland, 44 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 22 Sect AR/ IGAR(EAST) took the initiative & started repairing the link road.
Taking motivation from the initiative of Assam Rifles, the locals from Dikhuiram village also pledged to toil in the sunlight, leaving behind their farm work and joined hands with Assam Rifles to change the fate of many villages in the hinterland. The repair work had started on October 12, 2020 and got completed on January 4, 2021.
Working against all odds, it took 85 days to complete the repair work of 22km stretch of the road. The repair work has come as a New Year gift for the villagers as now they will have access to better education, health, employment, government developmental schemes and markets for self reliance opportunities, a press release issued by Assam Rifles stated.
The road was inaugurated and dedicated to the locals of the area on February 9 by IGAR (EAST) in presence of huge crowd from nearby areas.
Speaking on the occasion he asserted people to be self sustained, acquire professional skills and contribute constructively in the nation development.
(Page News Service)