More than 600 J K Light Infantry recruits graduate as soldiers


a group of people walking in front of a crowd: More than 600 young recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry graduated on June 25.

More than 600 young recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry graduated on June 25.

The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) Regimental Centre on Friday showcased its latest batch of 614 graduating young soldiers from the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Recruit Course serial number 124, on having completed one year of strenuous training, was attested at a parade on June 25 at the Bana Singh Parade Ground of JAKLI Regimental Centre.

The attestation parade which depicts the graduation of a recruit into a young soldier was reviewed by Lt General DP Pandey, General Officer Commanding 15 Corps.

The young soldiers of the regiment hail from different regions and religions of Jammu and Kashmir. They marched in unison and sang their regimental song ‘Balidanam Veer Lakshanam’. The soldiers saluted the tricolour as the national anthem played.

Lt General DP Pandey, General Officer Commanding of the Chinar Corps of the Indian Army, congratulated the young soldiers for their parade and emphasised the importance of selfless service to the nation. He praised the youngsters’ contribution towards encouraging more youth from Jammu and Kashmir to join the security forces and also highlighted the role of parents in motivating their wards to join the profession.

The young soldiers who excelled in different aspects of the training were felicitated by the reviewing officer. Recruit Sahil Kumar was awarded the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour and Triveni Singh Medal for being adjudged ‘Overall Best Recruit’ and recruit Irshad Ahmad Dar was awarded the Chewang Rinchen Medal for being ‘Best in Firing’.

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