185 JK youth join Indian army

New army recruits from Kashmir during a passing-out-parade at JAKLI Centre in Rangreth at Srinagar on Saturday.Excelsior/Shakeel-ul-Rehman

Passing out parade held at JAKLI Rangreth

185 Young Soldiers from Jammu & Kashmir passed out from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre today. Recruit Course Serial number 110, 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 Satish Dua, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence and Colonel of the JAK LI Regiment and was attended by over 1000 parents / relatives of young soldiers besides a 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 Parade ground. Their salute to the Tri-Colour with National Anthem playing inspired patriotic fervour in all present.
General Dua congratulated the Young Soldiers for their immaculate Parade and impressed upon them to render selfless service to the Nation. He praised their contribution towards encouraging more & more youth from J&K to come forward to join the Security Forces & also highlighted the vital role played by their parents in motivating their wards to join this noble profession. (KNS)

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