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Army recruitment rally in J&K attracts 20,000 youth for 55 posts

New Delhi: The Territorial division of the Army witnessed an unprecedented response from the unemployed youths of the valley, following a recruitment rally for 55 posts.Sources say around 20,000 youth reached to the JAKLI headquarters-

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 15, 2015 12:15 IST ]
army recruitment rally in j k attracts 20 000 youth for 55
army recruitment rally in j k attracts 20 000 youth for 55 posts

New Delhi: The Territorial division of the Army witnessed an unprecedented response from the unemployed youths of the valley, following a recruitment rally for 55 posts.

Sources say around 20,000 youth reached to the JAKLI headquarters- on the city outskirts, to fill up the 55 vacancies of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Battalion (Home & Hearth) of Territorial Army.

The Army conducted recruitment for four districts – Ganderbal, Budgam, Pulwama and Srinagar.

“I completed my post graduation two years ago. Today I came here to get a job, as I am jobless for the last two years,” a Pulwama youth told the Indian Express.

As report published in a leading daily, a official said that around 20,000 youth reached to the JAKLI headquarters- on the city outskirts, to fill up the 55 vacancies of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Battalion (Home & Hearth) of Territorial Army.

Col Brijesh Pandey, Col GS (IW) HQ, 15 Corps said parents in the Valley are now motivating their children to join the armed forces. “Since it provides stable and dignified career, now youth in valley are opting their career in the armed forces,” he said.

The enthusiasm among youth was at the peak.

 

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