The Assam Rifles on Wednesday conducted a workshop on prevention of malaria at the remote village of Thelakum under Sepahijala district in Tripura on Wednesday.
The workshop under the aegis of Headquarters of 21 Sector Assam Rifles was organized to create awareness on the causes of spreading of malaria and its simple yet effective prevention methods.
As many 130 locals attended the programme, including women, children, youth and village elders.
A press statement issued by the force stated that Tripura registers very high cases of malaria especially during monsoon season with many of them turning fatal.
While interacting at the workshop, the locals expressed their gratitude and appreciated the commitments of the jawans, for increasing awareness and extending a helping hand in curbing malaria in the remote and backward areas of Tripura.
The 21 Assam Rifles on Wednesday also conducted a friendly football match in Udaipur to promote sportsmanship amongst the locals and their jawans.
The match was played between teams of 21 Assam Rifles and Gomati District Youth Association and Sports Club, Udaipur.
The football match was organized to nurture local sporting talents and encourage the youths.
The statement also said locals appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles to connect with the people and promote the culture of sportsmanship.