Assam Rifles conducted “Painting Competition and Ex-Servicemen Interaction on the occasion of Vijay Diwas” at Zokhawsang and Hnahlan villages on 16th December.
Vijay Diwas is observed on 16th December to commemorate victory in the 1971 war. The aim of the painting competition was to provide a platform for students to express their artistic interpretations of the war. It serves as a mean, to foster patriotism, appreciating the sacrifices made by the armed forces and to pay tribute to the brave soldiers. It also helps to encourage artistic expression among participants, while fostering a sense of community and national pride.
Ex-servicemen interaction on Vijay Diwas was conducted to discuss their grievances and seek assistance for their welfare. The interaction meet was attended by Ex-servicemen from various places at Hnahlan village. The interaction was also done to provide a platform to veterans to share their experiences and insights with the community, particularly with the younger generation. This interaction serves to highlight the sacrifices, challenges and achievements of the armed forces during the 1971 war. Assam Rifles also provided information and assistance regarding pension related issues, healthcare and various education schemes and benefits provided by the Government of India to the dependents of Ex-servicemen. In addition, critical information was given about employment opportunities for retired soldiers, latest Government Notifications for dependents of Ex-servicemen and the procedure/ benefits/ qualifications for enrollment in Assam Rifles either through Staff Selection Board/ other Central Armed Police Force (CAPFs).
The Students and Ex-servicemen expressed profound gratitude to the Assam Rifles for undertaking such an initiative and appreciated the continuous efforts and commitment of the force in reaching out to them.