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PEREN, Jan 7: Felicitation Program in honor of the selected Naga youths for Indian Army was held on 4th January 2016 at the premises of the DC Office Complex, Peren Nagaland, with Peter Lichamo, Deputy Commissioner Peren as the Chief Guest. In his speech, the Chief Guest congratulated the selected Naga Youths who have qualified for the prestigious Indian Army Selection Exam.
In a major breakthrough and true to the Naga Martial legacy, seven Naga Youth hailing from Peren district and one from Wokha, who got pre-recruitment training by 18 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ 6 Sector Assam Rifles, cleared Indian Army Selection Exam. The pre-recruitment camp enabled Naga Youth to emerge triumphant in the recruitment rally.
Felicitation ceremony to this effect was organized at New DC Complex, Peren, which was attended by 18 Assam Rifles pre-recruitment team headed by Commandant 18 Assam Rifles, eight selected youth along with their parents, family members and prominent personalities from their villages and the civil administration.
Waluniba resident of Kelingmen, one of the successful candidates expressed his gratitude for 18 Assam Rifles as he stated during the felicitation ceremony that without the support of Security Force his success could not have been possible and he would always remain indebted to 18 Assam Rifles for making his career.
Onentiba, father of Purtemjen Jamir was literally in tears while witnessing the felicitation ceremony done for his son as he expressed that he could have never imagined in his dreams that he would be part of this august gathering and that too because of his son’s achievement for making it into the Armed Forces.
Locals along with Security Forces were elated by the achievement as it clearly showed that the Naga Youth are putting their hearts and soul to join the mainstream and these boys have become the role model for the entire youth of Peren district.
These eight heroes thereafter gave a motivational talk in various local Schools at Peren, Jalukie and Athibung.