Diwali celebrated at Tamenglong


    IMPHAL, Nov 5: The sleepy town of Tamenglong wake up to the loud booms and  scintillating  display  of fireworks and lights during the Diwali Celebrations by  11 Assam Rifles. All ranks of the battalion celebrated the festival with the  people of Tameglong at the Football ground. The Commandant called on the  people to come forward on the occasion of festival of lights and dispel the  darkness. Sweets and crackers were distributed by Mrs Rachna Chhonkar to  the children.
    A release of PRO IGAR (S) stated that besides the brilliant display of fireworks and lights, the town also witnessed an enthralling musical display from the budding musicians and a Hindi cultural programme by the students of Tamenglong. Music has always  been and still remains and integral part of the social fabric of Manipur. Identifying the significance of same, the unit imparted training on musical  instruments to thirty two students of Tamenglong. Similarly, It was felt that,  the local children when step out of Manipur either for higher studies or for  better career options face a tough time due to unfamiliarity with the Hindi language. Hence, education on basic Hindi was imparted to  hundred and eight students of Tamenglong.Subsequently as a follow up, a lecture on career opportunities in the  Army and a display on the theme know your Army has also been planned for  the students of Tamenglong.


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