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AR rendering yeoman service: Governor
Source: Chronicle News Service / DIPR

Imphal, August 14 2022: Governor La Ganesan, who is also in charge of West Bengal, said that Assam Rifles has been winning hearts of people of the North East through its dedication and service rendered to the region.

Speaking at the Assam Rifles Investiture Ceremony-2022, held at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here on Sunday, Governor Ganesan acknowledged that Assam Rifles has been doing tremendous job not only in security but also in many fields.

The force took important roles in the two World Wars and also in counter insurgency operations, in maintaining law & order by helping civil administration, in disaster management and also in the socio-economic development of far flung areas, the Governor said.

He continued that the force has been working actively in difficult terrains of North East.

In the glorious history of 187 years of its subsistence, Assam Rifles has been known for their dedication, honesty, achievement and most importantly for the sacrifices made by the valiant officers & jawans, in the country.

He also thanked the medal winning officers and jawans and expressed confidence that they will continue their efforts in future too.

In his address, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) major General Rajan Sharawat said the Assam Rifles Investiture Ceremony was introduced in 1957 by the then governor of Meghalaya to encourage the valiant soldiers of the force.

He said the force has been contributing a lot in many fields in the country.

It took part in the two World Wars and also is known for their bravery in counter insurgency operations in North East, Jammu & Kashmir and also in Sri Lanka.

The force has also been called as "Friends of North East" for the contributions made in the security and development of the region.

During the ceremony held for the first time in Ma nipur, La Ganesan presented Gold & Silver medals to 51 officers & jawans of Assam Rifles for the year 2021 and 2022.Deputy commandant of 43 AR Rakesh Kumar and assistant commandant (MO) Oinam Sushil Singh of 36 AR were among the medal winners.

Assam Rifles Brass Band Display was also shown after the ceremony.

Additional chief secretaries MH Khan and P Vaiphei, Manipur University vice chancellor Prof N Lokendro and RIMS director Prof A Santa attended the ceremony among others.


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