J&K: Good response to Army recruitment drive
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Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 18:42
Srinagar: A week-long recruitment drive by the Army in Anantnag district has registered "very good" response with about 6,000 youth from across Kashmir turning up for it, a senior official said.

"About 6,000 candidates have reported for the recruitment till Friday. The open recruitment rally at High ground in Anantnag district was flagged off on March 12," Deputy Director General Recruiting (Punjab and J&K) Brigadier Vinod Raizada told reporters.

The huge turnout suggests that "the youth has realised the importance of the Army and are exhibiting keen desire to join the force," he said.

There would be more recruitment rallies to give opportunities to all aspirants in the state and these were part of efforts by the Army in generating employment for the youth of the Kashmir, he said.

On administrative support for the Anantnag rally, he said that it was being provided by 1 Sector Rashtriya Rifles under the aegis of Victor Force and district administration of Anantnag.

General Officer Commanding, Victor Force, Major General Gurdeep Singh, had visited the rally yesterday, he added.


First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012, 18:42

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