IMPHAL: In its continuous efforts to guide the youth of the nation to a better path, Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised an awareness programme on ‘Know Your Armed Forces’ at DM College, Imphal on Saturday .
The event was organised with an aim to give the young students an insight into the Indian Army and the Assam Rifles, IGAR(S) informed in a press release. The event commenced with a motivational lecture cum video screening on “Live a Life Less Ordinary: Indian Army and Assam Rifles” where in the attendees were informed about the glorious history and traditions of the Indian Army and the Assam Rifles. The lecture was followed by an interactive session in which the students were made aware on various types of entries to join the Indian Armed Forces as a career option. The students were inspired by the glorious history of the Indian Armed Forces and were highly motivated to the join the Forces.
As part of the event new generation weapons and equipment being used by the Indian Armed Forces were also displayed. The youth were motivated seeing the display and showed great curiosity regarding the technical knowhow and functionality of the weapons and equipment. The exuberance of the youth was visible during the interaction wherein various queries regarding weapons and equipment displayed were answered.
The event provided a platform for the young students to know more closely about the Indian Armed Forces and further create a bond of mutual understanding. All the attendees expressed profound gratitude to the battalion for undertaking such an initiative and appreciated the continuous efforts and commitments of Assam Rifles in reaching out to the youth.
The event witnessed attendance of over 350 students over ten Colleges and Nineteen Schools from all over the state. The event concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.