MANGALDAI, Aug 12 - The 37th battalion of SSB deployed along Indo-Bhutan border recently organised a medical and veterinary civic action programme at Goriajhar, under Paneri Police Station in Udalguri district. Legislator of Panery LAC Kamali Basumatary inaugurated the event which was attended by a large number of people including the village elders and gaonburahs from nearby villages.
In the medical camp 359 persons were treated and medicines were distributed free of cost. Similarly, 1,329 live stocks were treated and veterinary medicines were distributed free of cost.
The Jazz Band of the SSB and children from various local schools of the nearby vicinity jointly organised a colourful cultural function which presented traditional Bihu, Bodo, Adivasi and Nepali cultural programme. The cultural programme was further followed by volleyball match, in which various sports clubs and school teams of nearby Goriajhar area participated enthusiastically.
During the civic action programme, sports items and water storage tank were distributed among various sports clubs of various villages of the border areas and to other needy people.
Chief guest Kamali Basumatary while addressing the function expressed that due to cutting of trees, the forest area is shrinking and leading to man-elephant conflict. She urged people to plant more and more trees and not to cut the trees, so that ecological balance is maintained. Stressing upon the activities of 37th Bn SSB, she acknowledged that people of the area feel secure in the presence of SSB. Due to scarcity of the medical and veterinary hospitals in the area, various medical and veterinary civic action programmes have also helped the local population immensely.