LEH, Sept 26: Emotional scenes were on Saturday witnessed when 131 youth from different parts of the Union Territory of Ladakh joined Indian Army family after completing strenuous training and participating in the Passing-out-Parade.
It was a joyous moment for the proud youth, who became members of Ladakh Scouts Regiment after participating in the parade at a ceremony which was conducted without the parents of the recruits in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that Attestation Parade was held on Saturday at the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre, Leh to mark the entry of the well trained recruits into the Ladakh Scouts Regiment as young soldiers.
However, he said due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was conducted without the parents of the recruits following all the norms and advisories.
“The attestation parade was conducted in the highest traditions of the Indian Army and reviewed by Brig Arun CG, Deputy General Officer Commanding, Leh Sub Area,” he said. Col Kalia said that the young soldiers, hailing from all regions of Ladakh, took oath in unison to serve the Nation.
Brig Arun CG congratulated them and urged them to devote their lives in the service to the Nation as proud soldiers of the Indian Army. He exhorted the young soldiers to continue to strive hard in pursuit of excellence in all spheres of profession and take a solemn vow to uphold the sovereignty of the Nation against all odds in the true spirit, signified by the ethos of the Indian Army.
“The young Riflemen were awarded medals for their outstanding performance during training. It was indeed a proud moment for the recruits who hail from far flung areas of Ladakh to join the Ladakh Scouts Regiment as young soldiers,” the spokesperson added.