Dimapur, July 25: Battalions of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) celebrated the 20th anniversary of victory of Kargil War by conducting various activities at various districts of Nagaland.
Kohima Battalion conducted a motivational lecture at Saint Andrews School, Jotsoma village, Kohima on July 23 and gave an insight on the valor and sacrifice of our soldiers in the Kargil War. Five 5 teachers and 80 students attended the event. In another event, on July 24, a 5 Km run under the theme “Run for our Heroes” was organized along a March with patriotic songs and music wherein 205 students from North Field School, Navodaya Vidyalaya, Government High School and Dainty Buds School, Kohima participated.
Chieswema Battalion organised a lecture in Chieswema, Chizami, Pfutsero, Chakbama, Ziezou and Chiepobozou COBs highlighting the epic war fought on icy heights of Kargil and to inspire youth of Nagaland to join the Armed Forces. 200 locals to include teachers, students and village council members attended.
Wokha Battalion at its Headquarters in Wokha on July 23 organised a painting competition and weapon display, besides lecture. 480 students and 15 teachers participated. In another event on July 24, a “Run for Fun” was organised which saw a positive participation of 350 students from Spring Dale, Christian Model Higher Secondary, GHSS and ARP School participated.
Phek Battalion organised an Inter School Painting competition wherein 47 students from various Government School from Meluri participated. In another event a 1.5 Km ‘Run for Our Heroes’ was also organized at DC Ground, Phek. 137 boys and girls and 192 troops of Assam Rifles participated in the run.
Kiphire Battalion organised a 2 km ‘Run for our Heroes’ for students of St Joseph’s School, Akhegwo village. The event was attended by 155 students alongwith staff. An audio-visual on Kargil war was also screened at Government High School, Kiphire followed by lecture for students about the various entry schemes of the Armed forces. A total of 73 students alongwith staff were present for the event.
Medziphema Battalion organised a presentation on Kargil War at SFS School, Medziphema. A total of two teachers, 40 girls and 56 boys attended. The Battalion also organised a painting competition on the theme Kargil War at ARPS, Medziphema. 42 students and six teachers participated.
(Page News Service)