Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra addresses Special Sainik Sammelan
Itanagar: Currently on a 3-day tour to the state’s lone aspirational district, Namsai, state Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra on Tuesday felicitated the officers and personnel of 20 Madras Army Camp at Chongkham in Namsai district while addressing a sainik sanmelan.
He felicitated the officers and personnel of the unit for their yeoman services 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, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed here on Wednesday.
He advised them to live up to the motto of the Madras Regiment – “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 the regiment, Dr Mishra 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,” he 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 the state, the communiqué added.