Thursday, 16 June 2016
Assam Regiment celebrates platinum jubilee
The first battalion of Assam Regiment celebrated its 75th raising day (platinum jubilee) with ceremonial fervour at Shimla in Himanchal Pradesh on Thursday, stated a Defence press release. The highlight of the programme was release of ‘First Day Cover’ by Colonel of AR & Arunachal Scout, Lt Gen Subrata Saha and flagging in of Brig Charandeep Singh –led motorcycle rally by Lt Gen PM Hariz, General OfficerCommanding -in - Chief of Army Training Command. The battalion was raised on this very day in 1941 and has had an illustrious military history. It is one of the only units in the history of warfare to have been awarded six battle honours, Jessami (Nagaland), Kohima (Nagaland), Aradura (Nagaland), Mawlaik (Burma), Kyaukm (Burma) and Toungoo (Burma) and one Theatre Award Burma within a short span of three years.
The battalion is also proud recipient of Chief of the Army Staff Unit Citation for its role in combating terrorism on Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir.
The celebrations were spread over three days commencing from June 13 with large number of senior veteran officers, junior commissioned officers (JCO) and other ranks along with a number of civilian dignitaries gracing the occasion. Church Service was organised at Christ Church for the platinum jubilee guests on June 14.
On June 15, a wreath laying ceremony was organised wherein all serving and retired soldiers and officers paid respect to the martyrs.
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