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409 from J&K graduate to soldiers at attestation parade

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Srinagar: Four hundred and nine (409) youth from Jammu and Kashmir joined the Indian Army today as the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre, showcased its latest batch of passing out young soldiers.

A defense spokesperson said that a total of 409 young soldiers were attested today after completing one year of strenuous training, at a glittering parade at the Bana Singh Parade Ground of JAK LI Regimental centre. The attestation parade, depicting graduation of a recruit and his transformation into a young soldier, was reviewed by Lieutenant General M K Das, Commandant, Officer Training Academy, Chennai & Colonel of the JAK LI Regiment.

“The dauntless young soldiers hailing from all regions and religions of the UT 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 Lakshanam’, inspired one and all as their voice echoed in the Kashmir Valley. Their salute to the Tri-Colour with National Anthem playing inspired patriotic fervour amongst all present during the parade,” said the spokesperson.

The young soldier who excelled themselves in varied facets of training were also felicitated by the Reviewing Officer, Recruit Fazil Fayaz Reshi was awarded the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour and Triveni Singh Medal for being adjudged ‘Over all Best Recruit’ and Recruit Ummer Manzoor Ganie was awarded the Chewang Rinchen medal for being ‘Best in Firing’.

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