A Passing Out Parade and an attestation ceremony was conducted recently at the J&K Rifles Regimental Centre in Srinagar by the new Cadets from Jammu and Kashmir. Reports say that 139 new recruits from the state, who completed the military training course 117, would join the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry. The Passing Out Parade was headed by Cadet Rohit Kumar who was also the Parade Commander. Colonel Vikas Dhingra, the Officiating Commandant of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles Regimental Centre, was the reviewing officer of the Passing Out Parade.
The Passing Out Parade showcases disciple and drill movements by the cadets. Following the graduation, the new recruits to the Indian Army motivated the youngsters in the state to avoid stone pelting and join Army to defend the nation as part of the organization. The main highlight of the parade was the “Oath Taking Ceremony” conducted by the new recruits, reassuring their commitment to serve the nation dutifully and with valor.
Col. Vikas Dhingra praised the Cadets on the drill movements, for the attendance and conduct, and for the way the parade was conducted overall. The reviewing officer also felicitated them who undergone the rigorous training with excellent performance with medallions.
The best recruit in the batch, Ashiq Hussian Dar was conferred with the Commandant Rolling Trophy and General Zorawar Singh Medal. The second best recruit, Anmol Manhas was conferred with the medallion given in honor of Lt. Gen. KS Katoch, who won the military cross and the Padma Bhushan.
Cadet Rohit Kumar got the medal for being the best in drills conferred in honor of Brigadier Sher Jung Thapa, who won the Mahaveer Chakra. Apart from that, Deepak Kumar was awarded the best in ‘BPET Medal’ given in honor of Brigadier Rajinder Singh, who won India’s highest gallantry award posthumously post independence.
Vikas Sumbria was conferred with the best in Advance Camp Training Commandant Medal in the attestation ceremony held in Srinagar. Further, Havaldar Surinder Kumar won the medal for being the Best Instructor given in honor of Ashok Chakra awardee Major General CA Pithawalla. The Jammu & Kashmir Rifles Regimental Centre hopes that the conferred awards would motivate the new recruits to excel in service to the best of their abilities.