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158 recruits pass out from Mahar Regiment Centre in MP's Sagar

Press Trust of India  |  Sagar (MP) 

The of affirmation was administered to 158 young soldiers who passed out of the Regiment Centre here after a rigorous military course of 34 weeks, Army officials said today.

They were administered the at the Passing Out ceremony yesterday by the Centre's officiating commandant, Brajesh Singh, who asked the young soldiers to perform selfless service and to be prepared to meet existing operational challenges, an Army release stated today.

The recounted the contribution of gallant and brave soldiers who achieved martyrdom in the service of the nation.

The release informed that the recruits were presented with medals for excelling in various fields including drill, physical training, firing among others.

The "Gaurav Padak" was also presented to the proud parents of young soldiers in the presence of army personnel, civil dignitaries and students of local schools attending the parade, the release said.

The Mahars have a long tradition of bearing arms and were respected members of Shivaji's and later the Maratha armies, the release said, adding that they became part of the when the British administration in formed the in the early 19th century.

The first battalion was raised in 1917 and saw action in the First World War.

After being merged with other regiments, it was re-raised in 1941 and fought valiantly in Burma, Persia and in the Second World War, the release said.

In 1946, the regiment converted to the specialised role of fielding medium machine guns and for a decade and half rendered the most effective combat support for infantry troops.

In 1956, the regiment absorbed three battalions of the Border Scouts, which were raised for manning the border, the release informed.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 16:55 IST