A ceremonial attestation parade was held today at MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY REGIMENTAL CENTRE in Belagavi. A total of 404 Recruits were attested after successful completion of their training and would soon be reporting for duty at different parts of the country in the service of the nation. The Parade was commanded by Recruit Dighe Pratik Chandrakant while the Parade Adjutant was Major US Pillai.
The Parade was reviewed by Brigadier Joydip Mukherjee, Commandant.
The MARATHA Light Infantry Regimental Centre. Observing due COVID-19 protocols, the young soldiers took oath in the solemn presence of the National Flag and the Regimental Colours and dedicated their lives to serve and protect the motherland. The pride with which the soldiers took oath made the ceremony even more impressive. Proud Parents of the Young Soldiers witnessed this solemn event with moist eyes and were elated at their wards achievement.
Addressing the newly attested soldiers, the Reviewing Officer reminded them of the rich heritage and glory of the MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY, as one of the oldest infantry regiments of Indian Army. He also stressed upon the importance of discipline and physical fitness in a soldier’s life. He exuded confidence in the training conducted at the Regimental Centre and expressed that it would stand the young soldiers in good stead before wishing them the very best in their future assignments.
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The Reviewing Officer awarded meritorious recruits for excelling in different spheres of training during the Parade. The award of Best Recruit i.e. Nk Yashwant Ghadge, Victoria Cross Medal was awarded to Recruit Lawande Vikram Sanjay for displaying superlative performance in all fields of Military Training.
The Attestation Parade concluded by laying wreath at the Sharqat War Memorial by the Reviewing Officer.