• Tue. Apr 16th, 2024


A wreath laying ceremony was conducted in honour of Rfn Ram Bahadur Pun who made the ultimate sacrifice displaying unwavering courage and dedication to duty despite facing overwhelming odds in intense Counter Insurgency Operation in Aizawl, Mizoram on 03 March 1966.

MNF insurgents attacked Aizawl Jail, setting free MNF prisoners and capturing the Jail. An Assam Rifles patrol party tasked to liberate the Jail from the MNF insurgents was fired upon heavily.

Rifleman Ram Bahadur Pun, while administering first-aid to the injured soldiers, came under intense gunfire and got fatally injured. Rifleman Ram Bahadur Pun made the supreme sacrifice while saving the lives of others on 03 March 1966.

The ceremony, attended by 05 Officers, 14 Junior Commissioned Officers and 119 Other Ranks, commenced with the wreath laying by Commandant and a motivational speech to all ranks narrating the story of the braveheart to infuse a sense of pride and honour in the soldiers.

In a similar such event, Wreath Laying Ceremony for Rifleman (General Duty) Ram Nath Saha of 15 AR was conducted to commemorate his supreme sacrifice on 02 Mar 2000 in an IED blast laid by undergrounds (UGs) at Zunubhoto (Nagaland).

Strength of 04 Officers, 16 JCOs and 89 OR were present for the Wreath Laying Ceremony andtheguardof honour. The Assam Rifles salute the supreme sacrificesc of Rifleman Ram Bahadur Pun & Rifleman Ram Nath Saha.

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