IMPHAL, Nov 7: 27 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector under the aegis of HQ IGAR(S) organized “BAKRID’’ (ID-UL-ZUHA) celebrations at Soura village in Thoubal District. Special Prayers were offered before the sacrifice at the Idgah in Soura where devotees thronged from the nearby areas. The highlight of the event was the rendering of the ‘Namaaz’ by the devout Muslims.
After the prayers, a social event was organised at the Soura Community Hall, where the troops of 27 Assam Rifles greeted their brethren and shared food with them. The Maulvi of the village while addressing the gathering conveyed that “Bakrid” is the time for self reflection and focusing on the values of all the faiths. The officers and the men of 27 Assam Rifles greeted the villagers. The Commandant 27 Assam Rifles, conveyed his heartiest greetings and best wishes to all and exhorted them to let the festival of sacrifice build in us the spirit of compassion and love and promote unity, peace and prosperity.