KOKRAJHAR, March 20: The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), apart from guarding the Indo-Bhutan intertiol border is presently engaged in various welfare activities for the people living in the remote and far flung areas where medicine and other facilities are a far cry.
With this mission W. Norbu Ebi, Area Organizer, SSB, Bombila, organized a three-day social awareness programme under the me of “Samajik Chet Abhiyan” at Kalaktang along Indo-Bhutan border. This was stated in a press statement by Assistant Publicity Officer, SSB Sector head quarter, Tezpur, M. Pumpkhan Khup.
Khup said the three-day programme concluded recently. W. Khimhun, Additiol Deputy Commissioner, Kalaktang Sub-division, graced the function as the chief guest. LK Gohain, Deputy Inspector General, SHQ SSB, Tezpur graced function as the guest of honour and said that the SSB has taken up many welfare measures for the welfare and development of the border people under its civic action programme. The SSB has constructed public latrine/toilets, school buildings, market sheds, waiting sheds, etc. They have also provided solar lamps, computers, library books, sewing machines, school bags and exercise books. He said every year boys and girls of border villages were sent on excursion trips to Delhi and other parts of India.
Gohain also said that the SSB has made available mobile ambulance service for the needy and poor patients of the border people. State government officials, NGO representatives and local people attended the function.
During the publicity awareness drive programme, medical and veteriry camps were conducted at Kalaktang, Chingi, Samphung, Kamolangchin and Tenzingaon with the help of SSB doctors and para medical staff. They treated 624 patients and distributed medicines free of cost. The SSB veteriry doctors and staff treated 310 domestic animals.
The three-day programme also witnessed a cultural programme of various tribes, a volleyball competition and other games and sports activities for school children. Prizes were distributed to the winners.