IMPHAL, Mar 24: To commemorate the 177th Raising Day of Assam Rifles, a wreath laying ceremony was held at Assam Rifles War Memorial at Kangla on March 24 to pay homage to the brave martyrs.
Maj gen UK Gurung, IGAR (s) led all ranks of AR and ex-servicemen in laying wreath at the historic Kangla War Memorial.
Kangla War Memorial is of great importance since 4 Assam Rifles represented the AR Force in entirety with participation in two great World Wars. This war memorial has assumed the importance of a Central memorial to the Force. It is a matter of honour and pride that IGAR (South) with vast expansion of the Force has organized wreath laying ceremony and remembered the martyrs at this Historical Memorial. The ceremony also marked the significance that the ASSAM RIFLES has completed 177 years of dedicated service to the nation and North East in particular. Maj Gen U K Gurung,YSM took special care and interest to perform the ceremony in a most befitting way & to the best traditions of the Force. The Memorial aesthetically bedecked with flowers added to its glory and its shine & glitter resented an impressive show amidst buglers sounding the last post and smartly turned out ASSAM RIFLES Contingent offering national salute to the departed souls