185 youth from J&K join Army

Srinagar: Emotional scenes were witnessed when 185 youth from Jammu and Kashmir joined the Indian Army family after completing one year strenuous training and participating in the Passing-out-Parade.
It was a joyous moment for parents and family members of proud youth, who become members of Army family, after participating in a glittering parade at the Bana Singh Parade Ground of JAK Light Infantry (JKLI) Regimental Centre.
The Passing Out Parade, depicting graduation of a Recruit and his transformation into a young Soldier, was reviewed by Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, Lt Gen Satish Dua.
The function was attended by over 1000 parents and relatives of young soldiers, besides number of civil and military dignitaries.
The dauntless young soldiers of the Regiment hailing from all regions and religions of the State of J&K, marching in precise unison with a singular aim of devoting their lives in service of their nation, singing their Regimental Song `Balidanam Veer Lakshnam’, inspired one and all as their voice echoed in the parade ground.
Their salute to the Tri-Colour with National Anthem playing inspired patriotic fervour in all present. Lt Gen Dua congratulated the young soldiers for their immaculate Parade and impressed upon them to render selfless service to the nation.
He praised their contribution towards encouraging more and more youth from J&K to come forward to join the Security Forces and also highlighted the vital role played by their parents in motivating their wards to join this noble profession.