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Passing Out Parade

The “passing out parade” marks the commissioning of Nawang into the Indian Army. From the cadet and the OTA he became an officer of the Indian Army. After the Passing Out Parade the cadets change into the uniforms of their regiments( 3rd Gorkha Rifles, for Nawang). The 2 stars on their shoulder which signify the rank of a Lieutenant are covered when they wear it for the time. The covers on stars are removed by the family and from then on they are always worn with pride by the young officers. Since Nawang was in a “Rifle” regiment, his stars are black in colour unlike the golden stars of other regiments.