Hyderabad: After successful completion of year-long basic and advanced military training 830 recruits passed out of the Artillery Centre. In a grand attestation-cum-passing out parade which was held following the COVID-19 protocols, the recruits undertook the oath of allegiance and service to the nation on Saturday. The parade was reviewed by Major General R.K. Singh, General Officer Commanding, Telangana and Andhra Sub Area.
The Artillery Centre was raised on 15 August 1962 as the second training centre of the Regiment of Artillery which is the second-largest component of the Army. The centre is located in and around the historic Golconda Fort and has excelled in all spheres in its quest for excellence. The gunners passing out from the portals of the centre have been discharging various operational and training responsibilities with utmost commitment and dedication in the service of the nation.
Onlookers praised the men who marched to the tune of 'Saare Jahan Se Accha' in their crisp military attire and assumed their rightful place in the gunners' fraternity. The resplendent display of passing out parade and attestation ceremony following all COVID-19 precautions at the Artillery Centre which cemented the belief that the defence forces are indeed unique and draw their strength from each corner of the diverse nation.