Union Home Minister attends 181st Raising Day Celebrations of Assam Rifles
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh visited Headquarters of Directorate General Assam Rifles at Shillong and attended the 181st Raising Day Celebrations of the force today. The Union Home Minister, who was on a two day visit to Assam Rifles, was received yesterday by Lt Gen Harminder Jit Singh Sachdev, Director General Assam Rifles.
Shri Rajnath Singh paid homage to the martyrs at the War Memorial and thereafter hoisted a 100 feet high National flag at the Laitkor Garrison, the highest in the capital city of Meghalaya.
The Union Home Minister addressed the officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and other ranks of Directorate General Assam Rifles at the Rising Sun Sports Complex and also the thousands of Assam Rifles troops from all over the North Eastern states who interacted with him through a live two way streaming. In his address, Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated Assam Rifles on the outstanding conduct of the Raising Day Celebrations. He was in full praise of the excellently conducted Wreath Laying Ceremony at the War Memorial. He expressed his delight in addressing the oldest Para-Military Force of the country raised in 1835 and grew from five battalions in 1947, to a formidable force of the nation.
Shri Rajnath Singh complimented Assam Rifles for its exceptional all round performance and for rendering yeoman service in the most challenging and inhospitable terrain of the North East. He exhorted them to continue the good work of maintaining peace and tranquillity in the North East Region.