As many as 220 well-trained recruits joined the Ladakh Scouts Regiment as young soldiers at a spectacular attestation parade in Leh today.
The ceremony was reviewed by Lieutenant General YK Joshi, GOC Fire & Fury Corps and Colonel of the Regiment, JAKRIF & LADAKH SCOUTS. It was attended by a spectrum of civil and military dignitaries including two erstwhile Colonels of the Regiment, War Heroes of the Regiment and parents of the recruits.
Hailing from all regions of Ladakh, the young soldiers took oath to serve the nation. The Reviewing Officer congratulated them for the impressive parade and urged them to devote their life in service to the nation as proud soldiers of the Indian Army. He also complimented the parents of the young soldiers on having motivated their wards to join the Regiment.
While the young riflemen were awarded medals for their outstanding performance during training, Gaurav Padaks were presented to the proud parents whose wards joined the Regiment as young soldiers.
They also paid homage to the martyrs of the Regiment during a wreath laying ceremony conducted at the Regimental War Memorial today.