NIN NEWS SERVICE |Srinagar: The majestic Bana Singh Parade Ground at the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre today, showcased its latest batch of 323 passing out recruits from the State of J&K. Marching in precise unison with a singular aim of devoting their life in service of their nation, singing their Regimental Song ‘Balidanam Veer Lakshnam’, the young soldiers inspired one and all as their voice echoed in the Valley.
Recruit Course Serial number 100 culminated today, on having completed 42 weeks of strenuous training. Their Passing Out Parade, depicting graduation of a Recruit and his transformation into a Young Soldier, was reviewed by Lieutenant General RN Nair, DG Recruiting & Colonel of the JAK LI and was attended by over 2000 parents / relatives of the young soldiers from the State of J&K along with a number of civil and military dignitaries. The daunting soldiers of the Regiment hailing from all regions and religions of the State of J&K, took oath in unison to serve the supreme cause of the Nation. Their Ceremonial ardour and salute to the tri-colour with National Anthem playing inspired patriotic vigour in all present. Lieutenant General Nair 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 Def
ence forces and also highlighted the vital role played by their parents in motivating their wards to join this noble profession.
Recruit Rahul Sharma of Jammu was the parade Commander of this passing out parade and was also the proud recipient of ‘Bana Singh Medal’ for being adjudged as Best Recruit in Drill. He was also adjusted as the overall Best Recruit in this batch encompassing all facets of training and was awarded ‘Trivedi Singh Medal’ and ‘The Sher - E - Kashmir Sword of Honour’.
At the end, the proud parents and relatives pipped the soldiers making them ready to join their battalions and to tread the immortal path of glory, living up to the expectations and the best traditions of the Indian Army. As a mark of respect, gratitude & recognition of contribution made by the parents of these young soldiers, they were also presented with the Gaurav Padaks instituted by the Indian Army.