Army trains youth of remote Jammu area for recruitment

File Photo: A group of students from Nyoma Tehsil, Eastern Ladakh called on the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on January 30, 2013. The students were in Delhi as part of Operation Sadbhavana tour organized by the 2 Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army.

Jammu: The Indian Army is training youth from a remote mountainous area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district for a mega recruitment rally beginning May 30, an official said today.

A defence spokesman said that under its ongoing Operation Sadbhavna (Goodwill) the army has picked youth from militancy-affected areas of Mahore in Reasi district, 220 km north of Jammu.

“This initiative aims to get maximum youth from Mahore area recruited in the upcoming recruitment rally. Keeping this in mind a total of 32 candidates are being made to undergo rigorous pre recruitment training in the various Army posts in Mahore,” said the spokesman.

“All these candidates are being made to undergo training in physical and written classes. The tests that are conducted during the training are being conducted to ensure that all these candidates are mentally and physical geared up,” he said.



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