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Assam Rifles inks MoU for supporting Arunachal's underprivileged students

tanagar, Sep 25 (UNI) Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force of India, on Sunday signed an MoU with Axis Bank and National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO) for setting up a ‘Centre of Excellence and Wellness’ at Jairampur in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The first-of-its-kind project conceived by AR envisages to supporting underprivileged students from south Arunachal Pradesh to prepare for various competitive entrance examinations to India’s premier institutions in engineering and related streams as well as other exams conducted by National Testing Agency such as the BS-MS dual degree programs in IISER, NISER, ICAR, IIPR, CDRI and CDRC. This is the third of its kind initiative by Assam Rifles in the North East - the other two being in Nagaland and Manipur.
The MoU signing ceremony took place at the Garrison Headquarters of 19 Assam Rifles in Jairampur in presence of Inspector General Assam Rifles (North) Major General Vikas Lakhera, Commander 25 Sector AR Brigadier Swaran Singh, Vice President, Corporate Head, Axis Bank Jabir Hussain Rahim, Managing Trustee and CEO, NIEDO Dr Rohit Shrivastava and other senior representatives from the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, AR, Axis Bank and NIEDO.
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