Lt Gen G S Shergill, VSM**, Colonel of the SIKH Regiment reviewed the parade and called upon the newly inducted soldiers to follow the righteous path and bring laurels to the SIKH Regiment. ‘Naam, Namak and Nishan’ should form the foundation of each soldier during his career.
Hailing from all the regions of rural Punjab, the SIKH recruits underwent more than one year of basic and advanced military training at the Centre before being attested as soldiers of Indian Army. The soldiers took oath after paying their respects to the Holy Guru Granth Sahib. This memorable occasion was also witnessed by six Serving Generals of the Regiment, Commanding Officers and Subedar Majors of all SIKH Infantry Battalions of the Regiment.
Lieutenant General GS Shergill, VSM**, the Colonel of The Regiment felicitated the recruits who excelled in various fields during training. Recruit Gurminder Singh and Recruit Gurpreet Singh bagged ‘The Best Recruit’ and the ‘Second Best Recruit’ awards respectively. Recruit Karan Singh received the ‘Khanna Medal’ for Best Firer of the course. Recruit Pratap Singh, the Parade Commander was adjudged best in drill and the award for ‘Best in Physical Training’ was awarded to Recruit Inderjit Singh.
These events were the part of the 36th Battalion Commanders Biennial Conference organized at The Sikh Regimental Centre, Ramgarh Cantonment from 6th Jan to 7th Jan 2015. The Conference was presided over by Lieutenant General GS Shergill, VSM**, Colonel of the Sikh Regiment. During the Conference, issues pertaining to the Regiment, Training, Infrastructure development and Administration were discussed. Deliberations were carried out for improvement of overall standard of Jawans including their welfare. Exercise Desh Sewa , an endeavour to reach outout ex servicemen and veer Naris who have been deprived of pension increments authorised by the government, was also discussed in detail. So far, a benefit of Rs 5 crore has reached to approx 1500 families. The Colonel of the Regiment applauded the commendable work carried out by the Battalions in this regard.
There was wreath laying ceremony and General Officer addressed all ranks in a Special Saminik Sammelan. He cited the example of 5 SIKH battalion which won accolades from every citizen of India for their selfless and exemplary service during Uttarakhand Rescue & Relief operations in June 2013.
A Barakhana was also organized where in Lt Gen GS Shergill, VSM**, the Colonel of The Regiment, interacted with JCOs and OR in an informal manner. The jawans of the Sikh Regiment presented a colourful programme on the occasion which made the evening very special and memorable.