Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh

As cases of novel coronavirus disease continue to increase in Manipur, chief minister N Biren Singh on October 29 reaffirmed the commitment to fight against the viral infection in unison with the nation.

While taking part in a programme organized by the Assam Rifles, the chief minister thanked the security forces for proactively working towards spreading awareness about COVID-19 to all parts of state. He also thanked media persons for leading from the front in spreading the awareness about the COVID threat.

Biren Singh, along with Major General Alok Naresh, inspector general Assam Rifles South, flagged-off a COVID awareness bike rally organised by Assam Riffles/ IGAR South as part of the Jan Andolan drive initiated by prime minister on October 15.

Assam Rifles had launched a week-long focussed Jan Andolan drive in various parts of Imphal East, Imphal West and Thoubal districts wherein teams of Assam Rifles troops are reaching out to the people and spreading awareness about use of masks in daily routine, personal hygiene and to maintain social distancing protocols.

In continuation of the campaign, the mega bike rally was organized by Assam Rifles which traversed through Imphal and Thoubal districts.

More than 200 bikers including from local bike clubs, the Royal Riders and Royal Motors, participated in the rally in a show of solidarity with Assam Rifles in this noble initiative. The rally covered a distance of over 50 kms passing through prominent places and making halts at population centres to educate and spread the message.

The second objective of the rally was also to express their gratitude to the COVID warriors of Manipur, especially the healthcare professionals of RIMS, JNIMS and other designated COVID care centres.

Major General Alok Naresh, inspector general Assam Rifles (South) informed the gathering that the rally was the start point for a month-long action plan that will be implemented in various parts of Manipur by the units of IGAR (South).

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