As many as 134 youth from Jammu and Kashmir were inducted into the Army at a passing-out parade here following completion of their rigorous training over the past one year. “The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI) Regimental Centre showcased its latest batch of 134 passing out recruits from the state of Jammu and Kashmir on having completed one year of strenuous training,” a defence spokesman said.

The glittering passing-out parade was held at the Bana Singh Parade ground of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre at Rangreth here.The parade was reviewed by Maj Gen D V S RANA, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Madhya Bharat Area, he said.

Parents and relatives of the young soldiers along with a number of civil and military dignitaries attended the event.Major General Rana congratulated the soldiers for their immaculate parade and impressed upon the selfless service towards the nation, the spokesman said.

He said more youth from the state should come forward and join the security forces, while highlighting the vital role played by parents in motivating their wards to join the noble profession.

The young soldiers who distinguished themselves in varied facets of training were also felicitated on the occasion by Maj General Rana.

Ajay Singh Jamwal of Udhampur district received the ‘Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour’ and ‘Triveni Singh Medal’ for being the Over all Best Recruit, while Tawseef Ahmad of Anantnag district bagged the ‘Chewang Rinchen Medal’ for being the Best in Firing, the spokesman said.

As a mark of respect, gratitude and recognition of contribution made by the parents of the young soldiers, they were presented with the ‘Gaurav Padaks’ instituted by the Army.

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