Dimapur, November 3: Conferring of unit citation and unit appreciation to Assam units & Territorial Army Battalion was held at Raj Bhavan, Kohima on November 3.
In his address, Governor, RN Ravi felicitated the Assam Rifles and said they have provided yeoman service all over the country, carrying responsibilities for almost 200 years.
Ravi said during British time, the AR performed exceedingly well in keeping Japanese force at bay and defended Kohima. He lauded the Assam Rifles for their successful missions not only in counter insurgencies but also in containing Chinese expansion in border areas.
At the beginning of creation of Nagaland, he mentioned the important role played by the Assam Rifles in maintaining peace and law and order as there was not much police personnel. He said the AR have been providing selfless service in times of natural calamities.
“In honouring you, I feel honoured because the whole country is very proud of you,” the Governor said.
3(Naga Hill) Bn. AR was conferred unit citation and 22 AR, 36 AR, 41 AR, 45 AR and 164 TA Bn. were conferred unit appreciation.
The Conferring of Unit Citation and Unit Appreciation programme was a first of its kind in the State. The programme was held observing all Covid-19 SOPs.
Lady Wife of Governor, Laxmi Ravi, Senior bureaucrats, Assam Rifles, police and Central agencies officials attended the programme.
(Page News Service)