Assam Rifles holds peace rally on 175th year of formation

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Agartala, Dec 27, (ANI): Assam Rifles (AR), known for its gun-fight and active role of counter insurgency, has adopted a novel method to gain peace in the northeast parts of the country.

On the occasion of its 175 year of formation, Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force of India, organised a peace rally to spread a message of peace and brotherhood, particularly among the youths.

"We have organised this peace rally to disseminate our message among the new generation, moreover, we also remember the glorious deeds done by our predecessors and take a vow that we shall continue this glorious tradition", said Brigadier S T Upasani, the Commander of 21 sector Assam Rifles.Insurgency has reduced considerably in Tripura and it is due to consolidated effort of the different security forces and as well as the development works which is being carried out by the government," Upasani added,

Tripura's Tribal Welfare Minister Aghore Debbarma flagged off the rally Sunday here.

Participants in the rally appreciated the role of Assam Rifles in upholding peace through counterinsurgency activities.

"The rally is significant and shall have an impact on particularly the youth of the region in understanding the importance of peace which is precondition for development," said Sunil Koloi, one of the participants.

"It is not only Assam Rifle who should organize such kind of rally but even state government and other organization should also join and in fact today if you talk about peace, then I think this kind of rallies will bring awareness and I feel my contributions and participation in this will also encourage and bring awareness to certain group of people," noted Sunil Koloi, a participant in the Peace Rally, Agartala

The rally team other then Assam Rifles also consists of students and other civil organization who had participated to spread the message of peace and roll of AR in maintaining peace. By Pinaki Das (ANI)

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