(Governor R.N. Ravi and Lady Wife, Laxmi Ravi along with representatives of the Battalions during the Investiture Ceremony of Assam Rifles held today at Raj Bhavan Kohima)
Kohima, November 03 (NEx): The Hon’ble Governor of Nagaland, Shri R.N Ravi conferred Unit Citation and Unit Appreciation to Assam Units & Territorial Army Battalion, a first of its kind in the State, which was held at Raj Bhavan, Kohima on November 03, 2020, observing all COVID-19 SOPs.
A press release from the PRO to Governor said that Shri R.N. Ravi in his address felicitated the Assam Rifles and said they have provided yeoman service all over the country, carrying responsibilities for almost 200 years.
Ravi said that during British time, they performed exceedingly well in keeping Japanese force at bay and defended Kohima. He lauded the Assam Rifles for their successful missions not only in counter insurgencies but also in containing Chinese expansion in border areas.
The Governor mentioned the important role played by the Assam Rifles at the beginning of the creation of Nagaland state, in maintaining peace and law & order as there was not much police personnel. He also said that they have been providing selfless service in times of natural calamities.
Further, Governor added, “In honouring you, I feel honoured because the whole country is very proud of you” – unquote.
3 (Naga Hill) Bn. AR was conferred Unit Citation and 22 AR, 36 AR, 41 AR, 45 AR and 164 TA Bn. were conferred Unit Appreciation.
Lady Wife of Governor, Laxmi Ravi, Senior Bureaucrats, Assam Rifles, Police and Central Agencies officials attended the program.