Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 18, 2018: Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, Director General Assam Rifles, arrived in the state on his farewell visit to HQ IGAR (South) on Saturay. The DGAR was received by Major General Virendra Singh, VSM, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South).
Addressing the troops at a Special Sainik Sammelan organised in Mantripukhri, the Director General appreciated their selfless service to the nation, the courage and valour they displayed during any adverse situation and the sacrifice they made to safeguard the country.
The General Officer called upon the personnel of the paramilitary force, which is responsible for containing militancy in this part of the country, to carry out people-friendly operations. He updated them with information pertaining to initiatives and policies instituted by the MHA for their welfare including more promotion vacancies, residential buildings in Dwarka and upgradation of medical and residential facilities at various Nodal Centres of Assam Rifles, Mantripukhri being one of them.
The General Officer reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision that NorthEast India will be the engine for India’s growth in the future and encouraged people of the state to be part of the development process. To this effect, he asked the troops of Assam Rifles to continue their efforts in creating a conducive and peaceful environment in the state so that people can actively be part of development process.
He also appealed the youth of state who have been misguided by the underground groups to return to the mainstream and not to disturb the development process initiated by the State Government, duly supported by the Assam Rifles. DG ended the Sainik Sammelan by praising the troops of IGAR(S) for having notched impressive operational success in short span of fifteen years since its raising.
The DG congratulated the troops for conducting successful joint operations against various militant groups active in Manipur and asked them to continue the various welfare measures taken up for the people, said a press statement released by IGAR (S).