The recruits of the 130th Course at the Guards Regimental Centre, Kamptee were attested as soldiers of the Indian Army. The occasion was marked by an impressive Passing Out Parade at the Centre. In the parade, they took the solemn oath to protect the nation even at the peril of life.
It was for the first time in the history of Guards Regimental Centre that the parade was reviewed by an Air Force officer, Air Marshal Shashiker Choudhary, AVSM, VSM, ADC, AOC-in-C Maintenance Command, projecting the true spirit of joint manship.
The Reviewing Officer impressed upon the recruits that becoming a soldier is a matter of pride and also an onerous responsibility.
He exhorted the recruits to commit themselves to the service of the Nation physically, mentally and in all dimensions. He gave away medals to the outstanding performers of the course.
Recruit Kumawat Narendra Maduram was adjudged the Best Recruit. He hails from District Thane (MH).