259 J&K youth join ranks of Indian Army
Srinagar, 08 December 2018. The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre today, showcased its latest batch of 259 passing 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, 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 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,” said a defense spokesman.
The General Officer congratulated the young soldiers for their immaculate parade.
The young soldiers who distinguished themselves in varied facets of training were also felicitated by General MK Das. Recruit Yudhvir 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’.