Mantripukhri Battalion and Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) celebrated New Year 2019 at its Company Operating Bases on 1st January 2019.
Thoubal Battalion celebrated New Year at Upper Khoiripok Company Operating Base with the locals of Khoiripok Village. The event commenced with Nagamese prayers and ‘The Song of Joy’. The troops extended New Year greetings and best wishes to the locals. A friendly volleyball match was also played between the troops and team of Lungtoram Village as part of the celebrations.
The endeavor of the Battalions to reach out to the villagers to extend warm wishes on the New Year eve was appreciated by all. All the locals including students and teachers welcomed the good gesture of Assam Rifles and wished for peace and harmony in the region.
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