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Assam Regiment celebrates 10th ‘re-union’
Correspondent Shillong, Nov 11:
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Published on 12 Nov. 2010 12:20 AM IST
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Indian Army’s Assam Regiment today celebrated 10th ‘re-union’ at its Regimental centre at Happy Valley here in Meghalaya with full military splendor.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who was the chief guest paid rich tributes to the martyrs and complimented the stoic courage shown by the soldiers of the Assam Regiment.
He also reminded on the valour of the people of North East and asked them to keep the spirit of sacrificial flame alive.
Eulogising the spirited performance of the Assam Regiment, Dr Sangma complimented the Assam Regiment for its contribution and expressed confidence in their ability to produce strong and virtuous soldiers for the Nation.
The Assam Regiment, was raised at a critical juncture during the World War-II to fight the Japanese.
The chief minister also honoured several decorated soldiers present during the occasion for their heroic deeds.
The sober ceremony was a solemn reminder of the great sacrifices and contributions being made by the people of the North East in service of our nation.
The somberness of mood was swept aside by yet another display of martial traditions of the region.
A scintillating show of physical agility and deftness along with the breathtaking exhibition of Karate and Wushu (Chinese martial art) left the audience spellbound.
Amazing acrobatic skills, mock fights and daring stunts showcased the abundance of natural talent in the region in front of a huge gathering of serving and veteran soldiers.
Others who were in the ‘re-union’ include, Major General RN Singh, Colonel of Asam Regiment, Lieutenant General SK Pillai, and Lieutenant General (retd) JR Mukherjee.

 
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