Gov for recruitment of more Arunachal youths in army

NEW DELHI, Nov 27: Governor Dr B D Mishra called for recruitment of more youths from Arunachal Pradesh in the Indian Army.
The Governor on Monday met Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat in New Delhi and urged Rawat to conduct recruitment rallies in the state frequently to provide the youths the opportunity to join the Indian Army.
He also urged Rawat for establishing seven pre-recruitment training centres in the state at Bomdila, Itanagar, Ziro, Aalo, Tezu, Likabali and Jairampur.
As an initiative to raise the employment rate in the state, the Governor called for collaborative efforts of the armed forces and the state government in facilitating the youth to join the forces.
He pointed out that the youth of the state have the aspiration, but due to the remoteness of their living areas and lack of pre-recruitment training, many of them have missed the recruitment opportunities in the past.
The Governor also suggested lowering the height requirement for the youths of border areas so that the natural handicap of the short height of our young men does not hamper their chances of joining the Indian Army. (PRO to Raj Bhavan)