Kohima, 14 May 2023: As the dust of violence settles, stories of humane acts of Army and Assam Rifles, coupled with bravery, have started emerging. One such rescue operation, involved in rescuing 45 Visually Impaired Students and supporting staff of Mission Blind School, Kakching, amidst the clashes in the state of Manipur in first week of May.

Based on request of K Parenag Kom, Principal of Mission Blind School, one Security column of Assam Rifles was launched to the rescue the stranded visually impaired children and supporting staff. They were safely extricated and escorted to Kakching garrison where they were provided solace, food and shelter. Finally, Assam Rifles in coordination with family members took the initiative of despatching these children back to their homes safely through dedicated columns on 13 May 2023.

Assam Rifles’ initiative in reuniting these stranded children and staff with their kith & kin was deeply acknowledged by Mr K Parenag Kom, Principal Mission Blind School and their parents. They expressed their gratitude and appreciated the efforts taken by Assam Rifles in these trying times.