Solemn swearing-in ceremony of the recruits in the RA NSS Border Guard Troops (video, photos)
A solemn swearing-in ceremony of the recruits took place in the N military unit of the RA NSS Border Guard Troops. The RA NSS Commander of Border Guard Troops, Colonel Arman Maralchyan, 1st Deputy Commander-head of staff, Colonel Arman Gasparyan, Chairman of Veterans Union of Border Guard Troops, Hovsep Karapetyan and the representatives of the RA NSS regional subdivisions were present at the event.
The solemn ceremony started with the sounds of the RA anthem. A solemn parade was held during the ceremony and the conscripts sang the anthem of the RA NSS Border Guard Troops.
The main ceremonial part of the symbolic event was the solemn swearing-in ceremony. The conscripts read the text of the military oath, swore in front of the commanders and parents to serve the Homeland with full devotion, pride, honorably defend the country's borders, unconditionally obey the orders of their superiors, assuring that they will do everything to ensure the security of the state border. Parents and relatives, who had arrived from different regions of Armenia, were watching the swearing-in ceremony of their children with special excitement: the brave boys had already become soldiers.
The Commander of the RA NSS Border Guard Troops, Colonel Arman Maralchyan, congratulating the conscripts on the memorable day, wished them peaceful and safe service.
"The conscripts of Border Guard Troops took a solemn oath. Everyone is well aware of the importance and significance of the oath in military life. Nzhdeh, Monte, Vazgen took the oath, today's heroes took the oath, and today you, my comrades-in-arms, take the oath. You swear to be devoted to the protection of the Homeland's borders, you swear to continue the noble work of our heroes with honor, you swear to devotedly defend the borders of the country. I am sure that serving in different subdivisions of the state border, with your vigilance you will make the native borders stronger and impregnable.”
During the solemn ceremony, Chairman of Veterans Union of Border Guard Troops, Hovsep Karapetyan and the parents congratulated the conscripts on taking the military oath.