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215 youth from J&K join Army

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Srinagar: 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 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, 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, a defense spokesman said.

Lt Gen AK Bhatt, General Officer Commanding 15 Corps, Rear Admiral MA Hampiholi, NM Flag officer Commanding  Western Fleet & Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Nimesh, Air officer Commanding  J&K were some of tri service military dignitaries who attended the parade, he added.

The 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, said the spokesman, adding, 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, said the statement.

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.

Kashmir Images is an English language daily newspaper published from Srinagar (J&K), India. The newspaper is one of the largest circulated English dailies of Kashmir and its hard copies reach every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley besides Jammu and Ladakh region.

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