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Lt Gen Subrata Saha, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S) and Colonel of The Assam Regiment & Arunachal Scouts reviewed the attestation parade of the Assam Regimental Centre on 14 May 2016. The scintillating ceremony conducted at Parsons Parade Ground of Assam Regimental Centre witnessed 295 Recruits of the 315 Batch getting attested. The parade ground was graced by the proud parents and relatives of the passing out trainees apart from a large number of military dignitaries and civilian guests.
In his address to the attested young soldiers, the Reviewing Officer extolled the virtues of selfless service to the nation and recounted the contributions of the Northeast and Assam Regiment towards nation building. Complementing the passing out batch for their immaculate standards, Lt Gen Subrata Saha encouraged the warriors from the Northeast to persevere in pursuit of excellence and announced that the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Regiment will be held from 16 to 19 November 2016 wherein Colours will be presented to 16 & 17 ASSAM and 1 and 2 Arunachal Scouts.
Raised on 15 Jun 1941, this Year is being celebrated as the Platinum Jubilee of the Assam Regiment. In its glorious history, the Regiment has earned Seven Battle Honours, three Theatre Honours, nine Chief of the Army Staff Citation, 23 Army Commanders Citation and two United Nations Citations apart from 55 Individual honours and awards pre independence and 1548 post independence.
Watch full parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wTKW46RDdU