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4th NAP battalion celebrates 50 years of existence

4th NAP battalion celebrates 50 years of existence
DG T.J Longkumer and others, unvieling the Golden jubilee monolith in Thizama, Kohima on Monday (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 15 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/15/2018 12:25:21 PM IST

The 4th NAP battalion, Thizama, organized a glowing celebration of its 50 years of existence on Wednesday at its headquarters in Thizama with DGP T.J Longkumer as special guest.

Congratulating 4th NAP for being the forerunners, the DGP said that in spite of many challenges, be it border management or tackling insurgency problems, the 4th NAP had played a lead role that brought the battalion thus far. 

He acknowledged the commandant and all the rank and families of 4th NAP battalion adding that the battalion had a rich history and the unit was privileged to be commanded by many former DGPs and senior officers.

Longkumer also recalled the officers who relentlessly served in the battalion and also paid tribute to the security personnel who laid down their lives in history making events like the Merapani conflict in 1972.

He recalled how the 4th Battalion NAP was established in 1968 with its headquarters in Longnak and it was in-charge of maintaining law and order in the Assam Border areas and later the headquarters was shifted to Thizama.

Reminding them to uphold the NAP motto “Service, Security and Sacrifice to Humanity”, the DGP urged the people gathered to be God fearing individuals.

Commandant, 4th battalion NAP Thizama, Teisovise Metha gave a brief history and listed the achievements of the battalion during its 50 years of existence.

He paid tributes to the pioneers for their sacrifice and guidance bringing the battalion thus far and said, the day was a day when the battalion could look back the sacrifices of police personnel with pride and satisfaction. On the occasion, retired officers of various ranks were acknowledged with mementos.

The program was chaired by deputy commandant 2 i/c, Vesupra Kezo while deputy commandant, T. Denyong Konyak, proposed the vote of thanks. Earlier the DG unveiled a monolith commemorating the Golden Jubilee and pastor Unit Church, Nizopre Ritse pronounced a dedicatory prayer.

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