IMPHAL, Jun 29
As a part of ongoing efforts to render assistance to sports fraternities, Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) distributed Taekwondo equipment to Tanzeen Taekwondo Academy of Lilong, on June 29.
Based on the requirement of sports equipment projected by Tanzeen Taekwondo Academy of Lilong, Keithelmanbi Battalion undertook a project to encourage sports in Lilong area. The Battalion in sync with the Government of India’s initiative of Khelo India, distributed Taekwondo equipment to the Academy on 29 June 2019 as part of a Youth Engagement and promoting Sports Programme at Hangamthabi Community Centre, IDO Complex, Lilong, said a press release of IGAR (S).
The event commenced with Taekwondo demonstration by the students of Tanzeen Taekwondo Academy followed by equipment distribution ceremony in which Commandant Keithelmanbi Battalion handed over Taekwondo equipment worth Rs two lakh to Integrated Development Organisation Committee, Lilong, the release added.
While lauding the efforts of the Battalion for its initiative in reaching out to the locals and promoting sports in the area, the Commandant assured the villagers that Assam Rifles will continue its work for the welfare and development of the society, the release continued.
The event witnessed attendance of Mr Mohammad Anwar Hussain, Chairman of State Minority Commission, Mr Zakiruddin, SP Pherzawal and over 200 locals of the area. The students and staff of the academy conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Rifles for the initiative, the release added.