The Assam Regiment raised on June 15, 1941 celebrated its 75th Raising Day or Platinum Jubilee at Shimla on June 15, 2016 releasing a First Day Cover. It has 22 battalions, all only from the northeastern states. The regiment’s emblem is rhinoceros and the troops proudly call themselves rhinos. The battle cry is, “Rhino, charge!” Grateful and proud of its martyrs, the marching song of the regiment is Badlu Ram ka badan, in memory of the late Badlu Ram. It is one of the few units in the world to have won six Battle Honours —Jessami, Aradura and Kohima (Nagaland), Mawlaik, Kyaukmyaung and Toungoo (Burma/Myanmar) and one Theatre Award, all within three years of its raising.