hundred-and-thirty young Gorkha recruits were attested as soldiers at a
colourful and an impressive attestation parade held at the 58 Gorkha
Training Centre's Parade Square in Shillong.
Of the total recruits attested, 66
belonged to 5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) and 64 to 8 Gorkha Rifles.
Col RS Langeh, Commandant, 58 Gorkha Training Centre reviewed the parade
and took the general salute. The recruits took the oath to serve the
country with sincerity and dedication and pledged to make the supreme
sacrifice for the nation when called upon.
Langeh also gave away the prizes to the recruits who excelled in various
aspects of training. The trophies for the best recruits were given to
Santosh Shrestha and Bharat Kumar Chand of 5 GR (FF) and 8 GR
respectively, while the prizes for the best in drill, sports, physical
fitness and firing were bagged by recruits Tirtha P Gurung, Yam Bahadur
Pun, Dil Kumar Ghale and Dipak Kumar Khadka (LMG), Ashok Kumar Thapa (INSAS
addressing the jawans, Col RS Langeh congratulated the newly attested
soldiers and lauded their performance and best turnout in drill. The
parade was witnessed by the officers and jawans of the regiment along with
their families. A large number of local people also witnessed the parade
- Wg Cdr TK Singha