The annual Assam Rifles Commander’s Conference concluded at the Headquarters Directorate General Assam Rifles in Laitkor yesterday.
Director General of Assam Rifles, Lieutenant General PC Nair chaired the conference which is focused on improving the operational and administrative efficiency of the force to make it capable of carrying its task in the North East.
The emphasis of the conference was on further improving the operational and administrative efficiency by drawing lessons from the past with an overall aim of living up to their title of ‘Sentinels of the North East’ and the ‘Force that Binds the North East’.
Nair complimented the Formation and Unit Commanders for ensuring peace and tranquilty in their respective areas of responsibility. He also exhorted them to be ever vigilant on the volatile and dynamic environment under which the Force operates. The Assam Rifles has always identified itself with the people of the North East and ensured their security and well-being, he added.
A compendium titled “1962 The Great Himalayan War of Valour, Glory, Sacrifice” which highlights the role of Assam Rifles on the front lines in the 1962 War was also released during the conference. Incidentally 143 brave hearts laid down their lives in the 1962 war and Assam Rifles soldiers were awarded five Vir Chakras, five Kirti Chakras, two Shaurya Chakras and two Sena Medals during 1962 war.
The Rajbhasha Trophies were also presented to 27 Assam Rifles (first prize), 16 Assam Rifles (second) and 9 Assam Rifles (third) for outstanding contribution in implementation of Hindi.
A welfare meet was conducted where in Veer Naris were felicitated. A special movie on Assam Rifles, “Assam Rifles Through The Ages, which depicts the rich history, culture and contribution made by the force in the region since its inception as well as its role in the counter insurgency areas of Jammu & Kashmir and deployment of troops in various UN Missions was screened.
As part of the conference, sports teams of the force were also felicitated for their outstanding performance over the last one year.
The event culminated with a cultural programme that showcased the musical talent of renowned singer Kavya Limaye.
Formation Commanders, Battalion Commanders and Staff Officers of Headquarters DGAR and Formations attended the conference.
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