The Governor on the occasion also felicitated the officers and personnel of the Unit on the occasion for the yeoman service towards local people in the past few months, particularly during two successive fire accidents.
The Governor, who was commissioned to Madras Regiment in 1961 and commanded a unit of the Regiment in his illustrated army career, emphasized on discipline and honour of the Regiment. He advised them to live up to the motto of the MADRAS Regiment, i.e. ‘It is glory to die doing one’s duty’.
“Be prepared to lay down your life for the nation and honour of your Battalion,” the Governor said.
Recalling his association with Madras Regiment, the Governor advised them to use the mind and reasoning in the face of any adversaries. Our troops must know how to overcome any challenges and be exemplary and ideal soldiers, the Governor said. While stressing on physical fitness, honing of firing skill and mastering of field craft, which are the battle winning factors, the Governor, exhorted the soldiers to guard the nation at all cost.
Later, the Governor interacted with the jawans over a high tea and wished them a happy tenure in Arunachal Pradesh.
First Lady of State, Neelam Misra, Namsai Deputy Commissioner, Dr Tapasya Raghav, Lohit Deputy Commissioner Karma Leki and SPs of Namsai and Lohit Singhjatla Singpho and PN Thungon respectively were also present in the Sainik Sammelan.