In continuation with the ongoing events being organised by Assam Rifles to commemorate 20th year of Kargil War (Operation Vijay), various events were organized at Ukhrul and Chandel Districts under the aegis of IGAR (South) on 24th July 2019.
Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles organised Kargil Vijay Diwas Painting Competition at Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School. A total of 100 students from 4 schools of Ukhrul District participated in the event. The event was enthusiastically participated by students where they displayed their painting skills on the theme ‘Patriotism’. The young children had come well prepared and participated with full zeal and enthusiasm. It was followed by prize distribution and culminated with refreshments for the students. The event was aimed at creating awareness amongst the youth about our glorious history and the sacrifices of our brave soldiers in service of the nation. The event also exposed the children to the career prospects for those who are fortunate to get selected to serve in the Armed Forces of the nation.
Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles organized a motivational lecture for the villagers and the children of Larong Khullen village, Chandel District. The villagers were told the stories of valour and sacrifice of our brave soldiers who fought gallant battles during Kargil War. A documentary film on Kargil war was shown to all the attendees to make them understand how did the gallant battles were fought. The villagers curiously enquired about joining armed forces for their children and they were told about the upcoming recruitment schedule and the pre-recruitment training planned for the youth at Chandel battalion. These lectures help in the overall development of children and act as a source of motivation to guide them for a future course. The villagers of Larong Khullen village expressed their gratitude and appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for the conduct of such motivational lecture.