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Assam Rifles honours fallen soldiers, engages with students

By EMN Updated: May 22, 2024 9:53 pm
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Students and teachers along with the Assam Rifles personnel during the ‘A day with company commander’ in Dimapur on May Wednesday.

DIMAPUR — The Assam Rifles paid tributes to Rifleman (general duty) T Gokil Singh, SM (P), at the Unit War Memorial in Kohima on Wednesday, who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation on May 22, 2014, at Nungba in the Tamenglong district of Manipur.

According to a press release, a total of seven officers, 19 junior commissioned officers (JCOs), and 135 other ranks (ORs) paid tribute to the gallant soldier during the wreath-laying ceremony who sacrificed his life battling against insurgents in the line of duty.

A similar wreath-laying ceremony was also organised at the Unit War Memorial in Tuensang to pay homage to one JCO and five ORs who made the supreme sacrifice while foiling an ambush by militants on an administration convoy near Hengshi Post, Joupi, on May 22, 2016, when the unit was deployed at Joupi, Manipur.

Four officers, 21 JCOs, and 178 ORs of the battalion were present at the event.

Meanwhile, the Assam Rifles organised ‘A day with company commander’ for students of St. Stephen’s Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, on May 22. The programme featured various activities, including a lecture, singing with the Jazz Band, and a screening of an Assam Rifles movie.

There were games and activities such as tug-of-war, musical chairs, and balloon shooting. The students also toured the quarter guard.

It said that a total of 30 students and two teachers participated in the events.

By EMN Updated: May 22, 2024 9:53:52 pm
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