Passing Out Parade of 4th Basic Course of Guardsman held at CTI Parade Mawdiangdiang

Mawdiangdiang, Nov 26:  “Discipline and professionalism are part and parcel of a Uniform service” said Shri AR Mawthoh, IPS, Commandant General of Home Guards and Director of Civil Defence, Meghalaya,.

In his addr4ess in the Passing Out Parade of the 4th Basic Course of Guardsman of the Central Training Institute of Civil Defence & Home Guards at the Institute’s Parade Ground in Mawdiangdiang, Shillong.

Shri Mawthoh who was the Chief Guest at the Parade said that “in the uniform service, we need to be polite but firm meaning that we should be firm while carrying out our lawful duties and simultaneously be polite while dealing with people without compromising on our principle.”

Congratulating the 88 (Eighty Eight) new Guardsmen who completed a 9 months long Basic Training today, Shri Mawthoh said that “Basic training is aimed to prepare you mentally and physically to face the challenges that you will encounter in your service career. This indeed will be the most memorable moment in your career.”

Shri Mawthoh also advised the new Guardsmen that knowledge is a never ending process, therefore they should be inquisitive and never hesitate to approach their seniors with questions to clear their doubts in their daily work.

Altogether 88 (eighty eight) Guardsmen consisting of 75 men and 13 women participated in the Passing Out Parade today which saw them marching past the dignitaries in the dias in a brilliant display of uniformity and timing and also swearing an oath of allegiance to the Constitution of India. The Passing Out Parade also witnessed a display on musketry and Unarmed Combat (UAC) sparring.

Shri WH Khongsngi, Commandant, Central Training Institute of Civil Defence & Home Guards while delivering the training report earlier in the Parade informed the gathering that apart from Physical Training, Weapons Training, Foot and Arms Drill, the Guardsmen were also trained on Civil Defence and Disaster Management Subject as well.

He said that the COVID-19 Pandemic had posed hardship in conduct of training, but the Institute took it as a challenge keeping in mind the safety and welfare of each trainee, staff and officer and conducted the training successfully.

Shri Banshemlad Kharbani who was adjudged the “All Round Best Recruit Guardsman” commanded the Parade while Ms. Herolin Kharmyndai who won the running trophy for Best Recruit Guardsman in Civil Defence Subject was the Parade Second in Command.

Shri Mawthoh  distributed the prizes to all the Recruit Guardsman who excelled in various subjects and areas of their training.


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