Assam Rifles celebrates Republic Day with Mynamar
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 27, 2019: Indo-Myanmar Post level meeting which is held every month at various locations along Indo-Myanmar borders was conducted by Moreh Battalion of 26 Assam Rifles yesterday at Moreh to commemorate and celebrate 70th Republic Day with the friendly neighbouring country.
The meeting was attended by total of six officers from both the armies. The Myanmar delegation was represented by Tamu Battalion of Myanmar Army. The Myanmar Army delegation was extended a warm welcome by Assam Rifles, said a press statement released by the Assam Rifles.
The meeting conducted on the auspicious occasion of Republic Day is ceremonial in nature and is conducted to express mutual trust in each other and to celebrate days of national importance. The joint celebration by both the armies included flag hoisting, friendly interaction and exchange of pleasantries followed by lunch. The Band of the Moreh Battalion of Assam Rifles not only played patriotic numbers on the auspicious occasion but also played Myanmarese tunes to mark the bond of friendship and trust between the two nation which both the nations have achieved over the years. The Myanmarese delegation was overwhelmed by the Myanmarese tunes played by the Assam Rifles Band. Both sides expressed their satisfaction on the progress made in ensuring peace and tranquility along porous Indo Myanmar borders and in the region, the release added.
Units of IGAR (South) celebrated the 70th Republic Day with much fanfare in the entire state.
Keithelmanbi Battalion, including the Assam Rifles Public School, Keithelmanbi celebrated the event by hoisting the National Flag followed by a lecture on the importance of Republic Day. A special screening of Republic Day Parade alongwith distribution of sweets and lunch was organised for the locals. Civilians including various village authorities, Club members, students and teachers of various schools participated in the celebrations.
Mantripukhari Battalion celebrated the event by hoisting the National Flag followed by National Anthem. As part of the celebrations, a Medical Camp along with interaction with residents of Old Age Home and felicitation of Ex-Servicemen were also conducted. The family and fellow villagers of Late Rifleman TG Singh, Sena Medal were elated on the gratitude expressed by the Battalion to commemorate his martyrdom by wreath laying at his native village in Imphal- Akham Mamang Leikai.
Thoubal Battalion celebrated the event by hoisting the National Flag followed by National Anthem by troops and locals of nearby villages and speech on “Importance of Republic Day and National Unity”. Several sports events including volleyball matches were conducted between Ex-Servicemen and troops of the Battalion.
Tulihal Battalion celebrated the Republic Day with troops and local populace. The National Flag was hoisted at all Companies followed by friendly volleyball matches between the troops and the locals.
Tengnoupal Battalion celebrated the event with flag hoisting ceremonies at two villages. The newly constructed football ground at Kwatha village was presented open to the locals by Tengnoupal Battalion. A friendly match of football was also played between the locals of Kwatha village and troops of Tengnoupal Battalion. The grand celebration also witnessed distribution of five thousand saplings of pineapple to the villagers.
Chandel Battalion organised a friendly inter ward volleyball tournament at Pallel. Five teams from different wards with a combined strength of 54 men from Pallel participated in the event. A total of 164 civilian from the playing and supporting wards witnessed the event.
Moreh Battalion celebrated the day with village chiefs and ex-servicemen of Moreh. The event was attended by 13 village chiefs/secretaries and 12 ex-servicemen.
Kakching Battalion of 28 Sector Assam Rifles organised Republic Day function at Pangaltabi Company for school children. A total number of 80 students from four different schools namely Borni Memorial Public school, Hope Foundation school, Elite Children Foundation school and H Keinahal Memorial English School attended the Republic day celebration. With Republic Day as a theme, painting, essay writing and singing competition were conducted for the students.
Sehlon Batallion celebrated the day with villagers of Sehlon, Phaiphenkot and new Theijam. The celebration started with hoisting of national flag and singing of national anthem, followed by volleyball match between villagers and troops of Assam Rifles.
Assam Rifles is forever committed to bridging the gap between locals and security forces and initiatives of sectors/units under command IGAR (South) to celebrate the day with locals are testimony to the same, the release said .