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Assam Rifles commemorates Vijay Diwas across districts

By EMN Updated: Dec 17, 2023 8:40 pm
Runners participating in the “Run for Fun” event in Kohima as part of the Vijay Diwas celebration.

DIMAPUR — Assam Rifles held Vijay Diwas celebrations in Kohima, Wokha, Phek, and Kiphire districts on December 16 to commemorate the warriors of the 1971 war.

According to a press release, the events brought together the local populace, village council chairmen, ex-servicemen, and veer naris.

“Run for Fun” events were organised in Kohima and Phek, drawing approximately 200 participants from various age groups.

The day also featured interactions with veterans of the 1971 War, including a veer nari in Wokha district. She lost her husband, Sep Ekyimo Lotha, 4 Naga Bn., in the 1971 War and was felicitated in the presence of villagers and other veterans.

In Chieswema, students from Assam Rifles Public School and NEIDO participated in a rally.

Various other activities included a tug of war between ex-servicemen and servicemen, a medical aid and grievance cell for ex-servicemen, a pipe and jazz band display, and the showcasing of the 1971 War movie ‘Pippa’ at the border company operational bases.

It also held a special screening of war films in Kiphire district with the goal of educating and engaging both children and civilians in the rich history of our nation’s triumph.

The screening was also an initiative to bridge the generational gap and foster a sense of patriotism among the youth.

It aimed to provide an immersive experience for children and civilians, allowing them to witness the challenges faced by the armed forces and the collective strength that led to India’s victory.

A day with the Company Commander

On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Assam Rifles organised a ‘Day with Company Commander’ for students from No 1 Air Squadron Wing NCC, Dimapur, and Government College, Dimapur, on December 16 in Dimapur.

The event was attended by 51 students and one teacher and comprised various activities, including the singing of songs, the screening of an Assam Rifles movie, and a visit to the quarter guard.

There were also activities and games such as football tyre shooting, tug of war, musical chairs, and balloon shooting.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 17, 2023 8:40:08 pm
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