NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Feb 28 - A spectacular passing- out parade by 542 newly-recruited constables of Batch No. 145, 146, 147 and 148 of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police was recently held at the Recruitment and Training Centre (RTC) parade ground at Kimin along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, 25 kms from here.
The passing-out parade was held on February 16, where the ITBP recruits took oath and attestation after successful completion of 24 weeks of rigorous training. Dipesh Juneja IG, ITBP took the salute as the chief guest in the ceremony. The welcome address was delivered by Mandhir Ekka , DIG, RTC, Kimin.
In his address, DIG Ekka said that the ITBP had been deployed along the Indo-China border covering 3,488 km at altitudes ranging from 9,000 to 18,750 feet above sea level. Their deployment is in the world’s most inhospitable terrain with adverse climatic conditions, where the temperature at times dip to minus 40 degree Celsius.
He said that ITBP teams had scaled Mount Everest several times, besides conquering many other virgin peaks. The force is credited with having performed exemplary well in UN missions abroad, especially in Afghanistan.
Ekka also said that this elite force of the country has been presently performing a vital role in conducting anti-naxal operations along with disaster management. ITBP personnel extended commendable service during rescue operations in times of flood and cloudburst at Uttarakhand in 2014, he said.
Chief guest IG Dipesh Juneja in his speech stressed on the importance of internal security and border guarding activity. He emphasized that these young constables had to be mentally and physically tough in order to be able to face the challenges while performing various internal security duties as and when called upon to do so.
Juneja opined that these Himveers had been imparted quality training in all aspects and are ready to face all the daunting tasks ahead. The passing-out parade was commanded by SK Mukesh Kumar, which was followed by PT display and other demonstration by the recruits.