• Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

ASSAM RIFLES COMMEMORATES WORLD POPULATION DAY WITH OUTREACH PROGRAMS IN CHANDEL AND KAKCHING DISTRICTS

On July 11, Assam Rifles, under IGAR (South), celebrated World Population Day with impactful outreach programs in Chandel and Kakching Districts.

 In Chandel, 128 villagers from New Samtal, Aibol Joupi, Sehlon, and Phaisanjang participated in a health and awareness event. The program included a lecture on family planning, contraceptive methods, along with a medical camp providing essential services for pregnant women and children.

 At Kakching District, students from ARPS at Kakching and Phundrei educated the community about the cons of population explosion and the pros of controlled population growth. Assam Rifles remains dedicated to empowering communities through education and awareness initiatives, contributing to a sustainable future for all.

ASSAM RIFLES PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN HEROES WITH WREATH-LAYING CEREMONIES

 Under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), Assam Rifles organized two solemn wreath-laying ceremonies to honor the supreme sacrifices of Rfn/Gd (Late) Bhim Sain, SM, and Sub (Late) Kehar Singh, SC, both of 33 Assam Rifles.

 On 10 July 2024, a ceremony was held to commemorate Rfn/Gd (Late) Bhim Sain, SM, who laid down his life on 10 July 2002. Rifleman Bhim Sain was driving the leading Gypsy of the Commandant’s Quick Reaction Team (QRT) when it came under multiple IED attacks and heavy automatic fire. Demonstrating exceptional bravery, he stopped the vehicle along the hillside where the fifth IED exploded just one meter away, causing severe injuries to which he succumbed. His actions saved the lives of his comrades, and he was posthumously awarded the Sena Medal (Gallantry) on Independence Day 2003. Assam Rifles honored him by paying homage at the War Memorial.

 The ceremony included a wreath-laying and a motivational speech narrating the heroic story of Rfn/Gd Bhim Sain. A total of 4 Officers, 21 Junior Commissioned Officers, and 161 Other Ranks of Assam Rifles paid tribute by laying wreaths and according a Guard of Honour.

 On 11 July 2024, Assam Rifles also organized a wreath-laying ceremony for Sub (Late) Kehar Singh, SC, who made the ultimate sacrifice on 11 July 2003. Subedar Kehar Singh’s column was tasked to cordon an area where two individuals were held hostage by KYKL cadres. At 0230 hours, the cordon came under heavy fire. Despite sustaining a bullet injury to his jaw, Subedar Kehar Singh managed to kill one cadre before succumbing to his injuries. For his act of extraordinary bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Shaurya Chakra on Republic Day 2005. Assam Rifles paid homage to him at the War Memorial.

 This ceremony also included a wreath-laying and a motivational speech recounting Sub Kehar Singh’s bravery. A total of 5 Officers, 17 Junior Commissioned Officers, and 152 Other Ranks of Assam Rifles paid tribute by laying wreaths and according a Guard of Honour.

 Both ceremonies emphasized the importance of remembering and honoring the sacrifices of our brave soldiers who have dedicated their lives to the service of the nation. Assam Rifles remains committed to preserving their legacy and inspiring future generations through such commemorative events.

ASSAM RIFLES CONDUCTED GUIDANCE SESSION AND PRE-MEDICAL DRIVE FOR AGNIVEER ASPIRANTS/ CET QUALIFIERS IN MANIPUR

 In its ongoing efforts to engage and support local youth, Assam Rifles organized a ‘Guidance Session’ and pre-medical drive for local youth who cleared the Common Entrance Test (CET) of the Agniveer entry scheme in Kangvai Village, Churachandpur District, Manipur.

 The session was attended by 34 young aspirants (13 females and 21 males), including 10 who had already cleared the written exams and were trained by Assam Rifles from 20 February to 19 April 2024 at Assam Rifles Camp, Kangvai.

 Assam Rifles is also conducting an eight-week training program to prepare these aspirants for the Physical Tests of the Agniveer Recruitment Rallies scheduled for August and September 2024. The pre-medical drive assessed the medical condition of the individuals and provided guidance on maintaining physical fitness for the selection tests. These initiatives highlight Assam Rifles’ commitment to supporting the youth in their journey towards nation-building.

*ASSAM RIFLES ORGANISED TREE PLANTATION AND CLEANLINESS DRIVE IN MANIPUR*

 On 11 July 2024, Assam Rifles, in collaboration with village authorities, organized a Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive in Kasong village, Kamjong district, Manipur.

 This event was part of Assam Rifles’ ongoing environmental initiatives. Despite Manipur’s abundant natural resources, rampant deforestation has caused significant environmental degradation.

 A total of 48 civilians, including 5 representatives from the Kasong village council and 28 students from local schools, participated actively in the drive organized by the Kasong Company Operating Base of Assam Rifles.

 The event highlighted the importance of protecting natural resources. Civilians along with Assam Rifles personnel planted 750 saplings and also cleaned areas adjacent to the Kasong-Thoubal road. The local community, including village authorities, expressed their gratitude to Assam Rifles for raising awareness about environmental protection. They pledged to safeguard their natural resources and assured Assam Rifles of their full support to the security forces.

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