A batch of 33 Recruits Religious Teachers (RRTs) passed out of Institute of National Integration (INI) on October 6, 2018 in a colourful Passing out Parade held at Pune. Brigadier Samir Salunke, Commandant of Institute of National Integration, reviewed the parade and awarded General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Army Training Command Gold and Institute of National Integration Commandant's Silver Medals to Nb Sub RT (Pandit) Saurabh Shukla and Nb Sub RT (Pandit) Deepak Satyawali, respectively who distinguished themselves in varied facets of training.
The Commandant congratulated all participants and their parents, who attended in large numbers, for successful completion of grueling pre-commissioning training which encompasses subjects related to National Integration, Behaviour & Social Science to include Yoga, Spiritualism, Psychological Counselling and Stress Management. The candidates were now ready to perform assigned duties of 'Dharam Guru' as well as Psychological Counselor and Mental Health Mentor in times of stress in any organisation of Indian Army. He also stated that the RTs were not mere 'Men of Ritual's but also play a dominant role towards building up of morale, motivation among troops and help in developing unit cohesion which is most important Battle Winning Factor.
He affirmed continued resolve of Institute of National Integration to act as a primary think tank and true emissary of Indian Army towards stated goal of 'Nation Building' through 'National Integration' as summarised by Institute of National Integration's logo 'Unity in Diversity', while continuously growing from strength to strength.