Rijiju lauds AR role in ensuring peace in NE

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Dimapur, May 19: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Saturday appreciated the role played by the Assam Rifles in ensuring security, peace and development of North East Region. He complemented the Assam Rifles for their par excellence professional commitment, which he said has been aptly illustrated by the laurels and the gallantry awards won by the force.
Speaking at the ‘Attestation Parade’ held at the Assam Rifles Training Centre and School, Sukhovi today, Rijiju also exhorted the Assam Rifles personnel to keep up the good name of the force by way of hard work and dedication and keep the Assam Rifles flag flying high in the true spirit of it being the “Sentinels of the North East” and “Friends of the Hill People”.
The MoS highlighted the antecedents of the Assam Rifles as the oldest para military force of the country and its diversified role which is all encompassing in the present day environment, ranging from security to providing welfare and developmental assistance to the civil population. He stated that NE is a strategic area and its security is of paramount importance.
The Assam Rifles is playing a stellar role in this regard, he said and complimented Lt General SS Sangwan, DGAR for leading the force to its present stature and providing the futuristic window for its expansion. He also complimented Brigadier Gurjap Singh, Commandant ARTC & S and his team of dedicated staff for imparting value based training to the recruits for their future as trained soldiers of the nation.
Earlier on his arrival, Rijiju was received by Lt General SS Sangwan, DGAR and Brig Gurjap Singh, Commandant, Assam Rifles Training Centre & School and other officials of civil administration.
The MoS presented awards to the passing out recruits for their outstanding performance during training. He later witnessed the training activities of Mahila recruits in the Centre insurgency training area where the recruits displayed their weapon handling, battle obstacle course, bayonets fighting skills and demonstration on small team operations for conducting a raid on underground hideouts. He also visited the NB Thapa Indoor Sports Complex of ARTC&S.
Later the MoS addressed troops of the centre at a ‘Special Sainik Sammelan’.
(Page News Service)