• Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

GREAT WORK BY ASSAM RIFLES FOR THE NORTH EAST PEOPLE

ASSAM RIFLES ORGANISES TREE PLANTATION DRIVE AT MANTRIPUKHRI

Assam Rifles organized a Tree Plantation Drive at Mantripukhri Garrison on 11 June 2024, aimed at raising awareness among troops about the critical importance of trees and environmental conservation. This initiative underscores the significance of trees in maintaining ecological balance and emphasizes their role in providing essential needs such as food and clean air.

During the event, troops were educated on the multifaceted benefits of trees, including biodiversity preservation, water conservation, soil preservation, and climate control. Highlighting these aspects helps underline the vital connection between trees and our basic necessities.

Assam Rifles collaborated with the Forest Department of Sadar East Range Office Sangakpham to procure a diverse array of saplings, both fruit-bearing and non-fruit-bearing. A total of 1,240 saplings were planted during the drive. The event saw enthusiastic participation from 240 troops.

ASSAM RIFLES AND NAGA STUDENTS’ UNION CHANDEL (NSUC) JOINTLY FELICITATED MERITORIOUS STUDENTS OF CLASS X & XII

Assam Rifles assisted the Naga Students’ Union Chandel in felicitating the meritorious students of Class X & XII of Chandel District, Manipur. The felicitating ceremony was organised at Chamdil Town Hall, Panchai, Chandel with the theme “To Educate, To Enable and To Empower”.

The felicitation ceremony served as a platform to recognize and applaud the remarkable accomplishments of bright young minds and symbolized the unwavering support and encouragement extended by the Assam Rifles to student union organisations to nurture talent and inspire excellence in all spheres of life.

Total of approximately 120 students of class X & XII were felicitated for bringing laurels in academics for the Year 2023-24.

ASSAM RIFLES HONOR FALLEN HEROES WITH CEREMONIES ACROSS THE REGION

Assam Rifles held a series of poignant wreath-laying ceremonies to honor the memory of their fallen heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in service of the nation. These ceremonies serve as a powerful reminder of the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of the brave soldiers of Assam Rifles.

At the War Memorial, a solemn ceremony was organized for Nk/GD (Late) Jang Bahadur Mall of 4 Assam Rifles, who gave his life on 11 June 1956, during a face-off with insurgents at Mao, Nagaland. He laid down his life due to a bullet injury while performing Road Opening Party (ROP) duties. Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs), and other ranks paid tribute to his supreme sacrifice with a wreath-laying and a motivational speech narrating his story. The ceremony underscored the importance of remembering the bravery and dedication of those who serve, disregarding personal safety for the cause of the nation.

Simultaneously, at the Battalion Quarter Guard, a wreath-laying ceremony was held to honor No 4635 Subedar (Late) Lalruala Lushai of 5 Assam Rifles. He sacrificed his life on 11 June 1956, during unprovoked Chinese aggression in Longju, Subansiri Division, NEFA (present-day Arunachal Pradesh). His raw courage, extreme resolve, loyalty, and comradeship during the operation are etched in golden letters in the history of Assam Rifles. Officers, JCOs, and other ranks paid tribute with a Guard of Honour, at Moreh, Tegnoupal, reaffirming their commitment to excellence and remembering the heroic legacy of Subedar Lalruala Lushai, which continues to inspire current and future generations of Assam Rifles.

In another solemn event at the War Memorial in Joupi, Chandel District, officers and soldiers of 17 Assam Rifles honored Rifleman Mukesh Kumar, who valiantly sacrificed his life during an encounter with militants at Singjamei, Manipur, in 1998. The ceremony highlighted the bravery and unwavering dedication of Rifleman Mukesh Kumar, with officers, JCOs, and other ranks offering heartfelt salutes and wreaths. This ceremony emphasized the importance of remembering and honoring the sacrifices made by soldiers like Rifleman Mukesh, whose courage and selflessness continue to inspire the armed forces.

These events collectively underscore the unwavering commitment of Assam Rifles to remembering and honoring its fallen warriors, ensuring their legacy lives on. The sacrifices made by these brave soldiers serve as a poignant reminder of the ongoing efforts and risks faced by the armed forces in safeguarding the nation. Assam Rifles remains ever-dependable, well-equipped, and ready to tackle all operational challenges within its area of responsibility.

90 YOUTH OF MANIPUR EMBARK ON SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: AN INITIATIVE BY ASSAM RIFLES AND WE CARE SKILL SOLUTION

In a significant step towards empowering the youth of Manipur, Assam Rifles inaugurated a Skill Development Program on Hospitality and Retail Management on 11 June 2024. This initiative, in collaboration with We Care Skill Solution, aims to provide vocational training and employment opportunities to the youth of Manipur.

The opening ceremony, held at Sanjeevani, Imphal, witnessed enthusiastic participation from the selected youth, eager to enhance their skills. Commander, Assam Rifles congratulated the participants and encouraged them to make the best use of this 12-week training program. Participants will receive hands-on training and mentorship, culminating in certificates accredited by the National Skill Development Corporation. We Care Skill Solution will also facilitate job placements by connecting trainees with reputed organizations nationwide.

This program is expected to pave the way for, fostering skill development and economic resilience in Manipur. The ceremony concluded with an informal interaction between participants, Assam Rifles, and We Care Skill Solution representatives.

ASSAM RIFLES ORGANISES YOGA CAPSULE, AWARENESS LECTURE AND PRACTICE ON VARIOUS FORMS OF YOGA FOR LADIES AND CHILDREN AT KAKCHING AND CHANDEL DISTRICTS, MANIPUR

Assam Rifles organised Yoga Capsule for ladies and children on 10 June 2024 at Pallel, District Kakching. The Event saw active participation from the ladies and children of the Garrison and encompassed lecture on history of yoga, how it is entwined with Indian culture, its numerous benefits for women & children and ways to incorporate it for healthy lifestyle.

The participants learned and practiced various postures of specifically chosen to promote physical strength, flexibility, and balance, while also enhancing relaxation and mindfulness.

In Chandel, Assam Rifles rganised an awareness lecture and practiced various forms of Yogasanas for civilians of villages of Eastern Indo-Myanmar villages & troops deployed in forward location of Chandel district on 10 June 2024 in view of upcoming upcoming International Day of Yoga.

During the event, a total of 200 locals including children from villages from Eastern Indo-Maynmar border villages i.e Joupi, Gampazol, Molcham Phasanjang & Changpol has practiced various Yogasanas such as Tadasana, Urdhva Hastottanasana, Dandasana, Bhadrasana, Padmasana, Vajrasana, Yogamudrasana, and Parvatasana were practiced. Practicing these asanas regularly can greatly enhance physical and mental well-being.

Assam Rifles has focused on the importance of Yoga in enhancing the physical and mental well-being of troops and have incorporated Yoga into the basic and routine training programs of soldiers. Yoga enhances physical fitness, mental resilience, and stress management, which are crucial for the Armed Forces. It helps improve concentration, endurance, and overall well-being, benefiting both combat and non-combat situations alike.

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