Army trains youth of remote Jammu area for recruitment

Last Updated: Sat, May 11, 2013 16:00 hrs

Jammu, May 11 (IANS) 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 Saturday.

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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