By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: 529 recruits of the Assam Regimental Centre were on Wednesday attested in a ceremony held at the Parsons Parade Ground of the ARC here.
The young soldiers, on completion of an arduous and demanding training schedule, pledged to serve and defend the motherland, and if need be, make the ‘supreme sacrifice’ in the line of duty.
Lt. Gen. RN Singh, Colonel of the Assam Regiment and Arunachal Scouts, reviewed the parade.
Speaking on the occasion, the officer extolled the virtues of selfless service to the nation and recounted the contributions of the North East and Assam Regiment towards nation building.
He also complimented the young soldiers on their impeccable standard and exhorted them to persevere hard in pursuit of excellence.
The coveted overall ‘Best Recruit and Dah of Honour’ was presented to Sepoy Amos Hrangchai. Sepoy Aditya Kumar was declared as Best in Bayonet Fighting, Sepoy Lamsomlal as Best in Physical Training, Sep Chaiwang Wangsa as Best Firer, Battalion Recruit Captain, M Elysa Koireng as Best in Drill and Sepoy Pritam Nath as Best in Military subjects, respectively.
The parade was witnessed by proud parents and relatives of the recruits and a large number of Army dignitaries and civilian guests.