Arnika Devi of Manipur becomes 1st from NE shortlisted at RIMC, Dehradun


Imphal: In a proud moment for the state, Manipur girl Moirangthem Arnika Devi from Thoubal district has been shortlisted for Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) in Dehradun. She is the first from the state and the Northeast region to get admission at the prestigious military college in the country.

A daughter of Havildar Moirangthem Ibomcha of 2 Assam Rifles and a resident of Khangabok Khullakpam Leikai, Arnika Devi is among the five girls from across India shortlisted for the military college.

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Celebrating her achievement, Keithelmanbi Battalion under the aegis of IGAR (South) on Thursday conducted a felicitation ceremony for Arnika Devi.

‚ÄčA red-letter event was created in the history of Manipur and Assam Rifles, as Moirangthem Arnika Devi, daughter of Hav Moirangthem Ibomcha of 2 Assam Rifles got shortlisted for admission to the prestigious Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, said the Assam Rifles.

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“Her sheer hard work and dedication led her to being the first girl student from Manipur and North East to achieve this feat,” stated the Assam Rifles.

It further stated that the effort of Keithelmanbi Battalion to motivate the youth to choose a righteous path towards nation building has been continuous and laudable.

In order to keep the flame going high a felicitation ceremony was organised to felicitate Arnika by commandant Keithelmanbi Battalion, it added.

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