215 youth from J&K join ranks of Indian Army

Srinagar, August 20: The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre today, showcased its latest batch of 215 passing out young soldiers from the State of J&K. Recruit Course Serial number 115, on having completed one year of strenuous training was attested today at a glittering parade at the Bana Singh Parade Ground of JAK LI RC.

The Passing Out Parade, depicting graduation of Recruits and their transformation into Young Soldiers, was reviewed by Lt Gen Satish Dua, PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM, Chief of integrated Defence Staff and Colonel of the Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment and was attended by a spectrum of military dignitaries from all three service and parents of the recruits. Lt Gen AK Bhatt, AVSM, SM, VSM General Officer Commanding 15 Corps, Rear Admiral MA Hampiholi, NM Flag officer Commanding Western Fleet & Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Nimesh, VSM Air officer Commanding J&K were some of tri service military dignitaries who attended the parade.

The dauntless young soldiers of the Regiment hailing from all regions and religions of the State of J&K, marching in precise unison with a singular aim of devoting their lives in service of their nation, singing their Regimental Song ‘Balidanam Veer Lakshnam’, inspired one and all as their voice echoed in the Kashmir Valley. Their salute to the Tri-Colour with National Anthem playing inspired patriotic ardour among all present.
The General Officer congratulated the Young Soldiers for their immaculate parade and impressed upon selfless service towards the Nation. He praised their contribution towards encouraging more and more youth from J&K to come forward to join the Security Forces and also highlighted the vital role played by their parents in motivating their wards to join this noble profession.
The young soldiers who distinguished themselves in varied facets of training were also felicitated by Lt Gen Satish Dua. Recruit Dilbag Singh received the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour & Triveni Singh Medal for being adjudged ‘Over all Best Recruit’ and Recruit Rahul Kumar bagged the Chewang Rinchen Medal for being ‘Best in Firing’.
In the end, proud parents and relative pipped the solders ready to join their battalions and to tread the immortal path of glory, living up to the best traditions of the Army. As a mark of respect, gratitude and recognition of contribution made by the parents of these young solders, they were also presented with the Gaurav Padak instituted by the Army.

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