575 boys from J&K joined Jammu Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI) Battalion on Saturday. During the passing out parade in BSP, Srinagar, the boys inspired one and all present, as their voices resonated in the valley.
The passing out parade, that graduates recruits and transforms them into young soldiers, was reviewed by Lieutenant General Ashwani Kumar . “The standard of the parade today was no less than the passing out parades we
have in officer training academies,” said Lieutenant General Kumar.
Emphasising on the importance of the regiment, Kumar said that the regiment was closely connected to Kashmir as it was primarily composed of the locals. “On interaction with the parents of the soldiers, I can see that people have a passion to serve the nation,” Kumar added.
Waseem Ahmed Mir, was extremel happy to join the Indian Army “I’m very happy, my parents are feeling proud. We get to learn a lot in the Army, both physically & mentally. My father was in Army too, his uniform inspired me to join the forces,” Mir said.
The event was attended by the parents and relatives of the young soldiers along with a number of civil and military dignitaries.