15 Assam Rgmt. celebrates 30 yrs of devoted service to nation

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
11 Jul 2017

To commemorate its 30 years of glorious service to the Nation, 15 Assam Regiment has organized a series of events to celebrate the occasion. The unit undertook garbage disposal and beach cleaning drive from July 9 at Birchgunj Military Station which saw enthusiastic participation of around 500 personnel including their family members and children. The unit planted 1000 trees along the coastal area in Brichgunj Military Station. The drive was aimed at promoting  green cover to reduce soil erosion and assist in maintaining ecological balance of the station. Mr PK Paul, Divisional Forest Officer, lauded the efforts of the Army towards conservation of nature and highlighted the need for greater response to conserve the environment and reverse the serious trend of environmental degradation.
The regiment also carried out youth engagement programme with children of Senior Secondary Government School, Garacharma. As part of engagement programme, the unit organized essay writing competition, volleyball match and educated children on aspects of cleanliness under “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”. Essay writing competition was organized to bring out the importance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and its role in nation building. Speaking on the occasion, Padmashree Naresh Chandra Lal appreciated the efforts of the Army in engaging and motivating the next generation towards nation building. The Principal of the school, Smt Anand Kumari, proposed the vote of thanks.
Raised on 15 Jul 1987, 15 Assam Regiment has served the length and breadth of the country with distinction and is one of the most experienced units of the Indian Army.