Guwahati: As monsoon rains trigger floods and landslides in Arunachal Pradesh, the Indo-Myanmar border villages are affected the most. Due to inaccessibility to neighborhood, villagers are unable to access essential goods.
With schools shutting down, children, especially, face the brunt as they do not get stationery items, the Myanmar Army highlighted to the Indian Army in the last interaction.
This led to a special initiative where the Indian Army personnel distributed stationery items for the Myanmar children at the Pangsau Pass, located at the Indo-Myanmar border.
“The Jairampur Battaltion of Assam Rifles under the indomitable DAO Division took an initiative to distribute stationery to the budding generation of bordering villages of Myanmar,” stated Kohima-based defense spokesperson Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer in a press statement.
The distribution was attended by 11 teachers and 26 students of Government High School of Pangsau in Myanmar. According to army sources, the students were provided with notebooks, pens and pencils in the presence of Myanmar officials.
“Such initiatives towards the impressionist young minds help in bringing the armies of both the nations closer,” Col Konwer further stated in his statement.
The students and teachers conveyed their heartfelt gratitude for this gesture, he added.