Thursday, September 29, 2022

DGAR inaugurates Capt. N Kenguruse Centre of Excellence & Wellness


Director General Assam Rifles (DGAR) Lt Gen PC Nair inaugurated Capt. (late) N Kenguruse Centre of Excellence & Wellness (CE&W) at the premises of 45 Assam Rifles headquarters, Tsiesema, some 10 km from here on Monday.
Paying glowing tribute to late Capt.Kenguruse, DGAR said late Capt. was an epitome of inspiration to the whole of Assam Rifle and served as a role model to the upcoming youth through his achievements and ultimate sacrifice for the country in the line of duty in Kargil.
DGAR said Assam Rifles was repeatedly working to showcase late Capt. Kenguruse’s achievements by bringing out various projects in his name to ensure that people would carry his legacy forward. “Your son is an icon and his name itself had been a source of encouragement to the AR. In his honour we will replicate this project even in the other NE States starting with Manipur followed by Arunachal Pradesh,” Lt. Gen. Nair said. Highlighting the visions of Assam Rifles, DGAR said the newly inaugurated CE&W was a part of that vision, which would cater to the needs of children from the economically weaker section of the society especially from the far flung and remote parts of the State. He urged the 30 selected students to give their best and reach their full potential at the same time fulfil the desired goal(s) of establishing the centre.
He lauded IGAR (North), National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO) and Axis bank for coming together to work for the greater cause of humanity by providing opportunities to less privileged youth. He wished the students the best and hoped that their time spent at the centre would be productive and meaningful.
In his short speech, Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) Maj. Gen. Vikas Lakhera expressed hope that the project would help nurture children who had tremendous potential, but lacked the necessary resources or infrastructure to reach their full potential.
He also said that the centre would provide opportunities in ushering development and peace while also assist students in achieving their dreams of leading a successful life.
IGAR (N) disclosed that besides providing educational opportunities, the centre would also help in nation building, which, he said, was of paramount importance.
Capt.N Kenguruse Centre of Excellence and Wellness was completed following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked among Assam Rifles, Axis Bank & NIEDO on May 13, earlier this year.
The proposal to start the project was initiated in 2020 by Brigadier Abhinav Gurha, then Commander of 5 Sector AR.
He identified the training partner and pushed forward for early execution of the project, thereafter incumbent Commander of the Sector, Brigadier Herjinder Singh, took over the project and finalised it by signing the MoU.
A first of its kind, the project is a brainchild of Assam Rifles to utilise education as tool to optimize the potentials of young and gifted students.
It was conceptualized as a year-long residential coaching and mentoring facility for students from economically weaker and under-privileged sections of Nagaland to prepare for competitive examinations including NEET, JEE etc.
In the past year, the AR has trained 294 students in Nagaland for Sainik schools, out of which 40 students had been selected for such schools across the country.