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382 mahila recruits pass out from ARTC&S

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By EMN Updated: Nov 08, 2023 7:26 pm
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New mahila recruits during the attestation parade at ARTC&S parade ground in Shokhuvi on Wednesday.

DIMAPUR — After completing 44 weeks of grueling training in battle craft, weapon handling, jungle-lane shooting and specialisation in counter insurgency operations, a total of 382 mahila new recruits have passed out at parade ground of Assam Rifles Training Centre and School (ARTC&S) in Shokhuvi during attestation parade on Wednesday.

A defence release stated that the attestation parade was unique as it had only mahila recruits, while the parade was led by Maj. Swati Basedia, a lady officer posted at the ARTC&S.

The attestation parade was reviewed by the Lieutenant General Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, in the presence of Lieutenant General Pradeep Chandran Nair, Director General of Assam Rifles, and other senior officers of the Indian army and the Assam Rifles.

Addressing the recruits, the reviewing officer highlighted the rich history of the Assam Rifles as the oldest paramilitary force of the country and its multiple roles.

He stated that Assam Rifles had inducted riflewomen in all frontline duties since 2015 adding that the brave riflewomen have proved their mettle not only in the Northeast but also in J&K and in UN missions. He also stated that women contingents of Assam Rifles have also proved their mettle during the Republic Day parades in 2019 and 2023.

“Their presence in the frontline duties not only instilled a sense of security amongst the local women and children but also boosts the image of the country as being a progressive women empowered country,” Lt. Gen. Parnaik said.

He also congratulated the recruits and their parents on successful completion of their training and wished them success and happiness in all their future endeavours.

It stated that the Governor also remembered Late Captain Kenguruse, Mahavir Chakra, on the occasion and called on the recruits to serve the nation with all sincerity besides asking them to keep pace with technology.

He mentioned that as mahila soldiers, their job was even more challenging than their male counterparts given that besides their job responsibility they would also have to shoulder the responsibility of their families.

Report stated that the newly passed out riflewomen would join their respective units in all frontline duties and continue to serve the country.

After the passing out parade, the governor personally met the overall best recruit, riflewoman Nonie Chizo; best recruit in physicals, riflewoman Veplilu Hoshi; and a capable recruit from Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, riflewoman Lushangi Yobin.

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