Rally organised for Assam Rifles veterans, others in Mokokchung
DIMAPUR — A joint rally by Assam Rifles (AR) and armed forces veterans, themed ‘Serving those who served the nation’, was organised in Mokokchung by Assam Rifles on Thursday, with Major General Vikas Lakhera, Inspector General of Assam Rifles (IGAR) (North), attending the event as the chief guest.
According to an update, over 1,100 veterans, veer naris, and widows of Assam Rifles, Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel from all districts of Nagaland attended the event. During the event, senior officers from headquarters, Directorate General Assam Rifles, Col. Veteran from 41 Sub Area, and the director of the Rajya Sainik Board addressed the veterans on matters related to pensions.
Addressing the gathering, IGAR (N) lauded the veterans, veer naris, and widows who travelled long distances to attend the rally. He encouraged them to become more proficient in using pension-related apps.
On the occasion, veterans were provided with medical aid, including wheelchairs, hearing aids, walking sticks, and spectacles.
A total of 28 stalls were set up for the event, which included a records branch for documentation, the army recruitment office, the pension cell, the resettlement branch, banks, the agriculture department, skill development resources, the state legal services, and canteen services.
These stalls aimed to provide immediate assistance for long-pending issues or grievances of ex-servicemen.
“A day with company commander”
Assam Rifles, in an effort to strengthen ties and improve relations in the battalion’s area of responsibility, organised “A day with company commander” for the children and youth of Thongsonyu and Tukhinkiu villages on Thursday at Thongsonyu village in Noklak district, on the theme “Guardians of the frontier: Connecting with children on Indian Army Day.”
According to an update, a total of 33 children and 2 teachers attended the event. The program included a welcome address by the coy operating base commander, followed by a painting competition, a jalebi race, balloon bursting, and a musical chair.
The event concluded with the distribution of prizes, refreshments, an interaction with the coy operating base commander, lunch, and the singing of the national anthem.