185 J&K Youth Join the Ranks of Indian Army
185 young soldiers from J&K passed out from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre, Recruit Course, serial number 110, on having completed one year of strenuous training. The Passing Out Parade was reviewed by Lt Gen Satish Dua, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence and Colonel of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI) Regiment and was attended by over 1000 parents / relatives of young soldiers besides 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, marched 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.
- Col Rajesh Kalia