Number of youths registering to join Army has tripled, says Raj Bhavan

ITANAGAR, May 17: The number of candidates registering to join the Indian Army has tripled because of the joint efforts of the Raj Bhavan, the Indian Army, and the district administrations, a communiqué from the Raj Bhavan stated on Thursday.
It said that a large number of candidates from the state passed the physical and medical tests in the last two recruitment rallies.
“In the recruitment rally conducted at Likabali in February, approximately 2400 candidate appeared for the tests, out of which 850 were selected after physical and medical tests. But in written tests the candidates of the state did not do well at all. Still a big batch of 173 candidates was finally selected,” it said.
In the Jairampur rally, which was conducted from 10 to 13 May, 4253 candidates applied, out of which 1196 candidates have been selected after physical tests. The details of the final selection are still awaited.
On the initiative of Governor BD Mishra, several army units provided accommodation, food, training, and medical check-up to the candidates from the state in different cantonments.
The governor has conveyed his appreciation to the army recruiting office in Jorhat (Assam), the Indian Army units stationed in various parts of the state, and the district administrations for motivating and sending candidates to the rallies.
“This joint effort will further strengthen the national security on the borders of Arunachal Pradesh against China,” Mishra said.
He also expressed gratitude to the union defence minister and the chief of army staff “for their compassionate and generous gesture for the recruitment rallies.”
The governor is trying to have more pre-recruitment rallies and training programmes conducted to facilitate more candidates from the state in joining the Indian Army, the communiqué informed.
“Any youth with matriculation can appear for the recruitment in general duty category, and the state administration will provide the candidates with all assistance to compete for the recruitment,” the governor said.
He appealed to the people, particularly the gaon burahs, panchayat members, public leaders, and government officials to encourage youths to join the armed forces.