The new recruits of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force were on cloud nine during the passing-out parade at ITBP camp 26 BN in Baddowal, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. After completing the six-month hard training, these 280 recruits are now ready to serve the country.
The family members of the recruits, who came across from different places of the country, felt proud to see their loved ones participating in the parade. The passing-out parade is the most spectacular among the end of training events.
After parade, one of the new recruits, Manid Kumar of Deoria district in Uttar Pradesh said he made his dream to serve the nation true.
“I always wanted to join armed forces. I am very happy that I successfully finished the training. But my parents were not able to join the parade occasion as my village is far away,” Kumar said.
Jaswinder Singh, a 23-year-old recruit from Nangal, Ropar, said, “The six-month training is over and I am feeling very happy after becoming a part of the ITBP. My family came specially to attend the parade.”
Besides, the relatives were too excited to see the parade.
Anita Yadav, along with, her family had come from Haryana to see her brother participating in the passing-out parade. She said, “I wanted to see my brother Sachin Yadav in the parade, as it was a proud moment for the whole family.
The parade was a masterly display of drill movements, synchronised with the accompanying band, which left the participants and viewers with long-lasting memories.
Commissioner of police NS Dhillon was the chief guest. Dhillon took salute while moving in an open jeep, along with, Chota Ram Jat, Commandant, 26th Battalion, in the parade ground.
Chota Ram said, “The 280 newly-trained soldiers hailing from different parts of the country will report to the ITBP head office, and subsequently, they will be deployed along the Indo-China border.
He said the ITBP had been a source of strength for local population as well as administration during the time of natural disaster.
ITBP, which was raised on October 24, 1962 as paramilitary force during India-China war, now serves as border guarding force.