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Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Mar 4: Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre here showcased its latest batch of 134 passing-out recruits from the State, a defence spokesman said here.
The defence spokesman said the recruit course serial number 108, on having completed one year of strenuous training was demonstrated at a glittering parade at the Bana Singh Parade Ground of JAKLI Regimental Centre here.
“The Passing-Out-Parade, depicting graduation of a Recruit and his transformation into a Young Soldier, was reviewed by Chief of Staff, Headquarter Madhya Bharat Area, Maj Gen DVS Rana. The parade was attended by over 1500 parents and relatives of the young soldiers along with a number of civil and military dignitaries,” he said.
The dauntless young soldiers of the Regiment hailing from all regions and religions, marching in precise unison with a singular aim of devoting their lives in service of the nation, singing their Regimental Song ‘Balidanam Veer Lakshnam’, inspired all as their voice echoed in the Kashmir Valley, said the spokesman.
Major General Rana congratulated the young soldiers for their immaculate parade and impressed upon selfless service towards the nation. He encouraged more and more youth from Jammu and Kashmir to come forward and join the security forces. He also highlighted the vital role played by their parents in motivating their wards to join this noble profession.
The defence spokesman said the young soldiers who distinguished themselves in varied facets of training were also felicitated by General Rana. In the end, proud parents and relatives pipped the soldiers ready to join their battalions and to tread the immortal path of glory, living up to the expectations and the best traditions of the Army, he said.
“As a mark of respect, gratitude and recognition of contribution made by the parents of these young soldiers, they were also presented with the Gaurav Padaks instituted by the Army,” the defence spokesman added.

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