30 religious teachers pass out

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 27 May 2018

The commandant congratulated all participants and their parents for completion of the gruelling pre-commissioning training

Pune: Thirty recruits passed out of the Institute of National Integration (INI) as religious teachers (RTs) on Saturday in a colourful Passing Out Parade.

Brigadier Samir Salunke, Commandant of INI, reviewed the parade and awarded Naib Subedar (RT) Anand Kumar Tiwari and Naib Subedar (RT) Kaustubh Mishra, who distinguished themselves in varied facets of training, with the General Officer Commanding in Chief, Army Training Command Gold Medal and INI Commandant’s Silver Medal respectively.

The commandant congratulated all participants and their parents for completion of the gruelling pre-commissioning training which included studying subjects related to national integration, behaviour and social science to include yoga, spiritualism, psychological counselling and stress management and thus not only perform assigned duties of a ‘Religious Teacher’ but also act as a psychological counsellor and mental health mentors in the units/centres.

Brigadier Salunke also reassured the audience about the resolve of INI to act as a primary think tank and true emissary of Indian Army towards the stated goal of ‘Nation Building’ through ‘National Integration’ as summarised by INI’s logo ‘Unity in Diversity’, while continuously growing from strength to strength.

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