Tikka Utsav observed in Tamenglong

At Tamenglong headquarter, 44 Assam Rifles celebrated Tika Utsav at Zeliangrong Baptist Church complex.


44 Assam Rifles celebrated Tika Utsav at Zeliangrong Baptist Church complex, Tamenglong (Photo: IFP)

As a part of the four-day long nationwide Tika Utsav or Vaccine Festival which is being launched by the Centre from April 11 to 14, the 44 Assam Rifles battalion headquarter and its COB at Dikiuram reached out to locals to spread the message and appeal locals to get vaccinated.

At Tamenglong headquarter, 44 Assam Rifles celebrated Tika Utsav at Zeliangrong Baptist Church complex.

44 Assam Rifles Adjutant Major D Singh Gusain said that the vaccine festival is commencing with the birth anniversary of social reformer Jyotiba Govindrao Phule and shall culminate on April 14 coinciding with the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar.

The company commander at Azuram village while addressing the people on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Jyotiba Govindrao Phule, the pioneer of women education in India, appealed to the public to let the girls study and pursue their dreams.

“We shall collectively contribute towards social reform and follow the aims of Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign,” he said.

While noting that the vaccine festival is being celebrated to promote COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, he said that necessary precautions in the pandemic situation and the necessity of vaccination for the eligible persons were promulgated through various platforms.

The unit has employed posters, banners, lecture and audio messages through Drones in local language; he said adding that the battalion is endeavouring to incorporate various civil administration authorities, church authorities, CVOs, youth leaders and public opinion makers to further spread the awareness on vaccination.

 

First Published:April 11, 2021, 11:36 p.m.

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