Effort needed to ensure state’s youths join armed forces: Governor

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: A concerted effort must be in place to ensure that more youths of Arunachal Pradesh become part of the Indian armed forces, Governor BD Mishra said on Friday.
The governor said this during a meeting with the Indian Army’s Deputy Director General (Recruitment, Northeast Zone), Brig Vinay Mohan Sharma, at the Raj Bhavan here when the latter called on him to discuss issues including optimizing recruitment from the state.
The two also discussed simplifying the procedures, so that maximum numbers of youths of Arunachal can join the Army.
“The initiative must be taken by the state government, particularly by the deputy commissioners, to reach out to able youths in far-off flung areas to participate in the Army’s recruitment rallies,” Mishra said, and also stressed on conducting awareness campaigns on such recruitment rallies.
The governor, who had created the Pay Back to Society Group in the past to create awareness about the armed forces, said interested youths must know the procedures and the details of the physical tests involved in the recruitment process.
“This will help the prospective youths to prepare themselves to meet the required benchmark,” he said.
Brig Sharma briefed the governor on the challenges in the recruitment process.
Commissioner to Governor RP Upadhyaya, Home Commissioner (in-charge) GS Meena, Joint Home Secretary CN Longphai, and the Army’s Jorhat (Assam)-based Recruiting Director, Col MA Khan, were also present at the meeting. (Raj Bhavan)