Srinagar: A passing-out parade of 115 recruit constables was held at Subsidiary Training Centre (STC) of Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday at Humhama on Srinagar outskirts, officials said.
The pass-outs hailing from all over the country, took oath to serve the nation with dedication.
Inspector General BSF, Frontier Kashmir, Ashok Yadav, was the chief guest on this occasion and inspected the grand attestation parade of BSF recruit Constables.
Addressing the recruits, IG BSF Kashmir appreciated the excellent display of self-confidence, skill and coordination which was the high point of the parade.
He applauded the recruits for rising one step ahead in their BSF career by converting from Tradesmen to Constable (General Duty) and exhorted them to serve the nation with courage and enthusiasm.
The chief guest congratulated the Commandant STC BSF Kashmir and instructional staffs for successful efforts and providing extensive training to the trainees and preparing them for challenges they face on different border areas.
The Chief Guest awarded medals to recruits who performed exceptionally outstanding in various indoor and outdoor training activities.
The parade commander of the parade was recruit constable Manoj Kumar.
Five trainees from the batch were adjudged best in different competitions and were presented with trophies.
A BSF spokesman said over the course of 24 weeks of rigorous training, these recruit constables gradually gained proficiency in handling different types of weapons, firing skills, law, drill and border management.
“Apart from this, due to the hard work of the trainers of the STC BSF, Kashmir their physical efficiency also increased many folds. As a result of which they are physically, mentally and professionally prepared to serve the nation during peace & as well as in war. Besides, training has also been imparted in field engineering, field craft, minor tactics anti-terrorism, counter-insurgency, law & order and human rights,” the spokesman said.