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Youth joining Army real face of Kashmir: Lt Gen Dua

Youth joining Army real face of Kashmir: Lt Gen Dua
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SRINAGAR: Lt Gen Satish Dua, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence on Tuesday said that even though some of the youths are indeed misguided in the Valley but 185 young soldiers from J&K, who passed out from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre are the real face of Kashmiri youngsters.
“They are the real face of Kashmiri youth who want to work for the nation,” Lt Gen Satish Dua said.
He added that it was a proud moment for him and he was feeling very happy that 185 recruits have been inducted into Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry.
“These youth of State showcases the national unity, not only in J&K but in the entire country,” he maintained.
The General said that in Army, there is always a risk for life. “This is the reason we pledge to defend motherland even at the cost of our life”, he added while praising the enthusiasm of young recruits.
He said that Army is a good platform for the misguided youth particularly in J&K to return to mainstream and contribute in the progress and safety of the motherland.
The Passing Out Parade was reviewed by Lt Gen Satish Dua, and Colonel of the JAK LI Regiment and 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 evoked patriotic fervour in all present. General Dua congratulated the young soldiers for their immaculate Parade and impressed upon them to render selfless service to the nation.
The parade that marks the graduation of a recruit and his induction as a soldier was reviewed by Chief of Integrated Defence Staff Lt Gen Satish Dua, who is also Colonel of the JAKLI Regiment, a defence spokesman said.
He said the parade was attended by over 1,000 relatives including parents of the young soldiers, besides a number of civil and military dignitaries.
The dauntless young soldiers of the regiment hailing from all regions and religions of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, 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, the spokesman said.
Their salute to the tri-colour with national anthem playing inspired patriotic fervour in all present, he said.

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