Nagpur: It was a proud moment for recruits, parents and Instructors of 204 Recruits of the 106th Course as they attained the status of a combat soldier at an impressive and solemn passing out parade at The Brigade of The Guards Regimental Centre, Kamptee on 28 May 2016.
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. Keeping with the age old traditions, they were administered the oath of allegiance and devotion to duty by the Adjutant.
Pride was writ large on their faces as they crossed the symbolic “Antim Pagh” in 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.
Medals were presented to outstanding Guardsmen in various disciplines of training. The coveted Overall Best Recruit Trophy was awarded to Recruit Rajesh Kumar Yadav of Chandragupt Training Company. Brigadier DV Singh, Commandant, Guards Regimental Centre reviewed the parade. Brigadier DV Singh took over as Commandant, The Guards Regimental Centre on 30 Dec 2014 and also performs the responsibilities of Station Commander, Kamptee as well as President Cantonment Board, Kamptee.
Brigadier DV Singh is an alumnus of Sainik School Chittorgarh and after having completed his training in National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, was commissioned in Dec 1986. He has held various important staff and command appointments during his service career.