A total of 237 constables (General Duty) passed out of the Recruit Training Centre (RTC) of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at Iluppaikudi in Sivaganga district on Friday.

Inspector General of Police (South Zone) Abhay Kumar Singh took the salute and reviewed the parade of the recruits. In his address, Mr. Singh urged the recruits to serve the country to the best of their ability.

“When you take up your postings across the country, remember to serve the nation with sincerity and dignity,” he said.

After the general salute, the recruits took an oath to devote themselves to the mission of protecting the nation.

Family members of the recruits, children from the nearby schools and faculty members of the RTC were among those who witnessed the passing-out parade.

Addressing the gathering, Banwari Lal, Second-in-Command at the RTC, said the recruits had undergone a 44-week training programme that included physical training, battle craft, border security and disaster management.

Cadet G. Badal was awarded the overall ‘Best Trainee’ trophy. Prizes were also distributed to best candidates in categories such as endurance, drill, weapon and firing.

The recruits in training from the RTC put up a colourful demonstration for the gathering after the prize distribution ceremony.

A karate demonstration and a drill by the recruits drew a loud applause and were well appreciated by the audience.

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