IMPHAL, Dec 12: In its continued efforts to wean away youth from the ill effects of drug and to prevent them from joining terrorist organizations, 16 MARATHA LI of Logtak Brigade under Red Shield Division donated gym equipment to Ngangkhalawai village of Bishnupur district. The village located in the Manipur valley has a large number of youths who desire to carve an identity in the field of body building and other sports. The request to provide gym equipment was rendered to MARATHA unit by the village elders. The prompt response of the Army was well appreciated by the villagers, said a release.
Colonel Prashant Chauhan of 16 MARATHA LI, while speaking at the distribution ceremony assured the locals of continued efforts of the Army in restoring peace and assistance to them in various fields, the statement added.