30 Assam Rifles
PIN – 932030
c/o 99 APO
1525/GS(Media)/12/ 13 Nov 12
HQ IGAR (South)
c/o 99 APO
Press Release regarding “Rising Sun Bn” saving the life of a civilian is fwd herewith for your info and necessary action please.
Encl : As above
PRESS RELEASE : 30 ASSAM RIFLES
“RISING SUN BATTALION SAVED THE LIFE OF A CIVILIAN’’
1. True to its motto of ‘Friends of the Hill People’, the troops of the Rising Sun Battalion, saved the life of a civilian namely Bishwanath Singh, aged 32 years, resident of village – Khongman, district – Imphal (East). The individual was bitten by a venomous snake on 13 November 2012 and was evacuated to MI Room, 30 Assam Rifles, Mantripukhri and given first aid. The individual is in stable condition and was kept under observation.
2. The speedy action of medication and resuscitation by the medical officer of 30 Assam Rifles played a major role in saving the life of the victim. The individual was given medication and his family members were much obliged to the unit to have retrieved a situation which could have proved fatal. The incident has further strengthened the faith of the locals towards the Rising Sun Bn.