IMPHAL, Sept 12: 5/9 Gorkha Rifles celebrated their 46th Battle Honour Day which was conferred to them for the battle of Phillora in Pakistan during the 1965 Indo Pak war.
The event was held at Gothal which was graced by Maj Gen Binoy Poonnen GOC Red Shield Division, Brig Laove Verma Commander Logtak Brigade, Mr Prithviraj MLA of Moirang, and famous actor and singer Mr. Sadananda. The local populace of Moirang, Songdo and Kwakta along with members of Maira Paibi of Saiton village thoroughly enjoyed the various cultural programme organised by the Phillora Battalion. The soldiers of 5/9 Gorkha Rifles performed their famous Khukri Hath while the artists of Moirang troupe performed Manipuri Folk dance and Martial Arts show. This was followed by a delicious lunch.