GUWAHATI, July 26 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the Raijik Sainik Board to organise a mass rally to mobilise public support against jihadi activities in the State, said an official release here.
Chairing the 24th meeting of the Raijik Sainik Board in his conference hall here today, Chief Minister Sonowal said the rally involving all segments of society must be organised to spearhead a campaign against jihadi elements out to create law-and-order problems in the State.
Sonowal advocated utilisation of the potential of ex-servicemen in the process of nation building. He called for enhancement of grant to the gallantry award winners and upgrading the infrastructure of Sainik School at Goalpara. In this connection he asked the Principal of Sainik School to submit a proposal for upgradation of infrastructure.
The Chief Minister asked the Director, Raijik Sainik Board to make the State War Memorial on the north bank of Dighalipukhuri a landmark of Guwahati. The War Memorial, reflecting the Battle of Saraighat and built at a cost of Rs 7.50, crore will be inaugurated by Sonowal on Independence Day.
Director, Sainik Welfare and Secretary, Raijik Sainik Board, Commodore Kamalesh Chandra Choudhury gave a presentation highlighting the various steps taken to revitalise the Board.
The meeting was attended, among others, by Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Naba Doley; Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia; Lt Gen SP Nawathe, GoC 101 Area; Major Gen AK Jha, GoC 51 Sub Area Narengi; Maj Gen K Ravi Prasad, Chief of Staff, HQ 4 Corps; Major Gen AK Pattanaik, Chief of Staff, HQ 3 Corps and senior officers from the Army and civil administration.