Imphal: Governor of Manipur La Ganesan on Monday said Assam Rifles has played a huge role in curbing the drug menace in the state. He was speaking at the Investiture Ceremony held at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Imphal.

Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Ganesan said that it is a matter of great satisfaction to know that IG, AR (South) recovered drugs of approximately Rs 1800 crore. He further said that Assam Rifles is very popular, particularly in the Northeast, and therefore, is nowadays popularly known as “Sentinels of North East.”

Recalling the tragic incident that killed Colonel Viplab Tripathy, Commanding Officer of 46th Assam Rifles, his family and seven Jawans, Governor Ganesan said that his sacrifice indeed inspired all ranks in the Army.

Governor Ganesan further said that security forces have dedicated contributions to maintaining law and order as well as protecting our country in different situations and places.

“Those who are receiving these honours will find ways of serving the nation and communities,” said the Governor.

Governor also thanked the officers and expressed confidence that they will leave no stone unturned to discharge their valuable responsibilities to uphold the dignity and sovereignty of the Nation.

During the ceremony, Governor also handed over four Citations to Colonel Aditya Deo, Commandant of 16th Assam Rifles, Colonel J. Narayanan, SM, Commandant of 20th Assam Rifles, Colonel Tejas B Candade, SM, Commandant of 24th Assam Rifles and Colonel Vikas Saha, Commandant of 25th Assam Rifles respectively and one appreciation letter to IG, AR (South) Major General Alok Naresh.

DGP Manipur P Doungel, Addl. Chief Secretaries MH Khan and P Vaiphei attended among others in the ceremony.

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