MoS (Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju attends the Platinum Jubilee Ceremony of the Assam Regiment

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju attended the Platinum Jubilee Ceremony of the Assam Regimental Centre at Shillong today. As Chief Guest at the function, in his address to the soldiers, Shri Rijiju highlighted the achievements of the Regiment in these glorious 75 years and congratulated Lt Gen Subrata Saha, Colonel of the Assam Regiment and Arunachal Scouts and all ranks of the Regiment for spearheading the enviable saga of honour, glory and sacrifice of the people of North East in their service to the Nation.

During his visit to Assam Regimental Centre at Shillong, Shri Rijiju also attended the inaugural ceremony of Havildar Hangpan Dada Main Office Block. Havildar Hangpan Dada laid down his life while fighting militants at Kupwara in Kashmir Valley on May 27, 2016. Havildar Hangpan Dada was awarded Ashok Chakra (Posthumous) on Independence Day, 2016 for exibiting exceptional bravery, beyond the call of duty. Mrs Chasen Lowang Dada, wife of the martyr, who attended the ceremony as special guest, inaugurated the block.

Thereafter, Shri Rijiju paid homage to the fallen heroes of the Regiment by laying wreath at the War Memorial and felicitatetd the Veer Naris (widows of gallant soldiers). He also inagurated the refurbished state-of-the-art ‘Bishnu’ Museum at the Centre. This museum preserves and showcases the rich heritage and achievement of each battalion and motivates and instills a sense of pride in each individual soldier.

Shi Rijiju also ‘flagged in’ the Motorcycle Rally, which returned back to Shillong after visting and paying homage at the Regiment’s war memorials at Kohima, Jessami, Aradura and Imphal. The rally covered a distance of about 1,700 kms over 14 days. The expedition team met veterans of the Regiment enroute and also interacted with School and College students, motivating them to join the Army. After the inauguration ceremony, the Minister interacted with the soldiers amidst the thundering rendition of ‘Badluram ka Badan ---’ The Regimental song of the Assam Regiment.



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