The Assam Rifle Training Centre & School celebrated its 51st raising day on January 1 with great fervour.
According to a defence release, the raising day celebration began with a 'Pooja' at Centre Vishnu Temple followed by a special Sainik Sammelan addressed by Brigadier Pramod Behl, Commandant ARTC & S.
The commandant conveyed his New Year and Raising Day wishes to all recruits, other ranks and their families and stressed on imparting rigorous and modern training in all courses.
During the culmination of the Sainik Sammelan, he also handed over the 'Overall Champion Trophy 2008' to no. 3 (Sukhovi) Training Battalion and distributed cash awards for various academic competitions held in the year.
The defence release also said on January 2, a regimental mela containing various entertainment programmes including fancy dress competition for recruits, children races, musical chairs for ladies and hit the tin competitions were organised at Sukhovi football ground.
The Jazz Band of ARTC&S enthralled the gathering with live entertaining music which drew a large participation in the dance competition and the celebrations ended with the grand 'raffle draw' and prize distribution wherein Brigadier Pramod Behl handed over attractive prizes to the winners.