Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], May 6 (ANI): Two hundred forty seven recruits attained the status of a combat soldier at an impressive passing out parade at the Brigade of The Guards Regimental Centre, Kamptee on Saturday.Also Read - Karnataka, Himachal, Telangana: When Will Schools Reopen in These States? Check Latest Updates Here

“A vibrant and immaculate ceremonial parade was presented by these proud young ‘Guardsmen’, who now set forth to serve the nation, ready and well trained for frontline duties. These motivated and spirited young guardsmen have earned their status after challenging and strenuous training of thirty four weeks,” a release by the Defence PRO said. Also Read - Maharashtra Railways Update: 33 Trains Diverted, 51 Short Terminated, 48 Cancelled Due to Heavy Rainfall in Mumbai

Medals were presented to outstanding Guardsmen in various disciplines of training. The coveted Overall Best Recruit Trophy was awarded to recruit Bhanu Pratap Tyagi of Carriappa Training Company. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops

“Pride was writ large on their faces as they crossed the symbolic ‘Antim Pagh’ in a slow march to the lilting Auld Lang Syne tune of the military band. It was indeed a proud moment for the kith and kin of these recruits who had come from far-flung areas to witness the eventful ceremony in which their wards participated,” the release added.

Brigadier DV Singh, Commandant the Brigade of The Guards Regimental Centre, reviewed the parade.

The Regimental Centre is equipped with state of the art training infrastructure and aids to ensure that the best quality training is imparted to the recruits by the selected instructors of the Regiment.

The Regimental Centre grooms, nurtures and transforms young men into disciplined and well-trained soldiers prepared to face today’s environmental challenges.

The Regiment has been bestowed with 10 Battle Honours (Post Independence) and has a long list of gallantry awards which include two Param Vir Chakra (PVC), Two Ashok Chakra (AC), Six Mahavir Chakra (MVC), Four Kirti Chakra (KC), 40 Vir Chakra (VrC), 33 Saurya Chakra (SC) and 154 Sena Medal (SM), which is a testimony to the valour and sacrifice of the Guardsmen. (ANI)

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