Srinagar, Dec 8 : The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre today, showcased its latest batch of 259passing out young soldiers from the State of J&K. On having completed one year of strenuous training, they were attested today at a glittering parade at the Bana Singh Parade Ground of JAK LI Regimental Centre. The Passing Out Parade, depicting graduation of a Recruit and his transformation into a Young Soldier, was reviewed by Major General MK Das,SM**,VSM, General Officer Commanding 9 Infantry Division and Colonel of the Regiment and was attended by over 1000 parents / relatives of young soldiers from the State of J&K besides number of civil and military dignitaries.
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 in 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 General MK Das. RecruitYudhvir Singh received the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour & Triveni Singh Medal for being adjudged ‘Over all Best Recruit’ and Recruit Waseem Ahmad Naik 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. (GNS)