Hon'ble Governor, Arunachal Pradesh Reviews Attestation Parade Of Mahila Recruits At Assam Rifles Training Centre And School, Shokhuvi
Shokhuvi, Nagaland:382 new Mahila Recruits marched in perfect Rhythm and Synchronisation and were attested in the parade ground of the Assam Rifles Centre and School at Shokhuvi in Nagaland on 08 November 2023. The occasion was the special attestation parade to mark the completion of 44 weeks of gruelling training in battle craft, weapon handling, jungle lane shooting and specialization in Counter Insurgency operations. This attestation parade was unique for the fact that it had only Mahila Recruits and the Parade was led by Maj Swati Basedia, a lady officer posted at the ARTC & S.
The attestation parade was reviewed by the Lieutenant General Kaiwalya Trivikram Parnaik, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal (Retd), Hon'ble Governor of Arunachal Pradesh in the presence of Lieutenant General Pradeep Chandran Nair, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, PhD, Director General of Assam Rifles and other senior officers of the Indian Army and the Assam Rifles.
Addressing the recruits, the Reviewing Officer highlighted the rich history of the Assam Rifles as the oldest paramilitary force of the country and its multiple roles. Assam Rifles had inducted Riflewomen in all frontline duties since 2015. The brave Riflewomen have proved their mettle not only in the North East but also in J&K and in UN Missions. Women contingents of Assam Rifles have also proved their mettle in Republic Day Parades in 2019 and 2023. Their presence in the frontline duties not only instil a sense of security amongst the local women and children but also boosts the image of the country as being a progressive Women Empowered Country. In the end, he congratulated the recruits and their proud parents on successful completion of their training and wished them success and happiness in all their future endeavours.
Late Captain Kenguruse, Mahavir Chakra, was also remembered on this occasion by the Hon’ble Governor. He called on the Recruits to serve the Nation with all sincerity besides asking them to keep pace with technology. He also stated that as Mahila soldiers their job was even more challenging than their male counterparts given that besides their job responsibility they would also have to shoulder the responsibility of their families.
The newly passed out Riflewomen (Mahila Soldiers) will now join their respective Units in all frontline duties and continue to serve the Country thereby making it a moment of glory not only for the Assam Rifles but also for the entire nation.
After the passing out parade, the Hon’ble Governor personally met the overall best Recruit Riflewoman Nonie Chizo, best Recruit in physicals Riflewoman Veplilu Hoshi and a very capable Recruit of Changlang Dist of Arunachal Pradesh Riflewoman Lushangi Yobin.