UDALGURI, June 9 - The Asom Nepali Sahitya Sabha (ANSS), All Assam Gorkha Students� Union (AAGSU) and Asom Gorkha Sammelan (AGS) lauded both Avinash Chhetry and Ligang Kobing for their extraordinary performances in the National Defence Academy and making Assam and the NE region proud.
An ANSS press release issued by Dambar Dahal and Dr Chintamoni Sarmah, president and secretary general of Asom Nepali Sahitya Sabha respectively, stated that Avinash not only made the Nepali-speaking community of the region feel proud of him, but at the same time he made the entire NE region honoured with his outstanding performance as an NDA cadet.
The press release also lauded Ligang Kobing of Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh for being honoured with the prestigious Lachit Borphukon Award by the NDA.
Prem Tamang and Bharat Chhetry, president and general secretary respectively of All Assam Gorkha Students� Union (AAGSU) also conveyed their heartfelt greetings to Avinash Chettry for his outstanding performance in the NDA bringing laurels to the Gorkhas of the region with his �nation building� performance and believed that many youths of the region would be inspired by his hard work and achievement.
Another press release of Asom Gorkha Sammelan (AGS) issued by Arun Upadhyaya, working president of the organisation, stated that Avinash turned into a jewel due to his hard work and dedication and his journey to reach the goal would be an inspirational one for the youth of the NE region.
It is to be noted that Avinash Chhetry, originally hailing from Chandmari, Tezpur in Sonitpur district was awarded the prestigious President�s Gold Medal (PGM) as the best cadet and allowed to command the Passing Out Parade in the National Defence Academy (NDA) on May 31 last in Pune, Maharashtra.
This year a total of 312 cadets of the 130th course of the NDA passed out after three years of rigorous training. Forty-two cadets from friendly foreign countries like Bhutan, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Tazikistan, Kyrgizstan and Tonga also took part in the passing out parade arranged at Khetrapal ground of NDA at Khadakwasla near Pune in Maharastra.