IMPHAL, July 19: State Bank of India, Nonei branch was inaugurated by Brigadier Navneet Kumar, Cdr 9 Sect, today in dedication to the civil population and troops of Assam Rifles who share the hardships of living in some of the remotest areas in North East India which has been deprived of the privileges of banking facilities.
Amu Kamei the president of Zeliangrong Union also played a key role in establishing liaison and coordinating various issues which resulted in early opening of the State Bank of India Branch at Nonei. This is the first branch in the Longmai Area and will cater to the needs of the civil population, the Assam Rifles and the other agencies deployed in the area. On this occasion, the new Durga Mandir built by troops of 10 Assam Rifles was also inaugurated by Brig Navneet Kumar. The Brass Band and Jazz Band of 10 Assam Rifles along with a dance troupe of young students from the Longmai Area provided a cultural program for all present. The inauguration was attended by approximately 100 civilians along with the troops of 10 Assam Rifles. Amongst the other dignitaries present were, Mr James Thatlina AGM RBO State Bank of India and Amu Kamei the President of Zeliangrong Union. The civilians thanked the Assam Rifles.