Srinagar: Overwhelmed by the response of
the youth to its week-long recruitment rally in Ganderbal
district, Army on Wednesday assured many more rallies to give greater
opportunity to all the aspirants of Jammu and Kashmir.
"We will have many more similar rallies to give
greater opportunity to all aspirants of Jammu and Kashmir. The
army is looking to enroll the best and brightest young men
from Kashmir," a defence spokesman said.
The recruitment rally at Sainik School Manasbal in
Ganderbal district, 30 kms from here, began on February 19 and
attracted thousands of candidates, most of whom were left
disappointed for varied reasons.
"Naturally, the process has to be merit based giving a
fair and impartial opportunity to all eligible Kashmiri youth.
Some of the candidates who have come here, do not have their
complete documents and some are overage," the spokesman said.
The rally, which will conclude on February 25, was
meant for recruitment of general duty soldiers, clerk, store
keeper, technical and nursing assistant, the spokesman said,
adding, the locals participated in the rally with great
"The rally is a step by the army to ameliorate the
conditions of unemployed youth of the Valley. The huge turnout
for recruitment despite inclement weather implies that the
army has carved a niche for itself in the hearts and minds of
Kashmiris as well as the civil administration," he said.
The spokesman said the youth have realised the
importance of the army and they want to join the same.