The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre today, showcased its latest batch of 404 passing out young soldiers from the State of J&K, Recruit Course Serial number 119, 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 a Recruit and his transformation into a Young Soldier, was reviewed by Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, YSM, VSM, Goc, 15 Corps and was attended by over 1000 parents / relatives of young soldiers from the State of J&K besides number of civil and military Officers.
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 Lakshanam’, 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 amongst all present during the parade.
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 from J&K to come forward to join the Security Forces and also highlighted the vital role played by their parents in motivation 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 y the General Officer Recruit Anikait Manhas received the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour & Tiveni Singh Medal for being adjudged Over all Best Recruit’ and Recruit Vijay Singh bagged the Chewang Rinchen Medal for being Best in Firing.
In the end, proud parents and relatives pipped the soldiers 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 soldiers, they were also presented with the Gaurav Padaks instituted by the Army.