9,000 youths appear in army recruitment rally

Srinagar: Army’s recruitment rally for various posts and lasting two and half weeks concluded Sunday in Budgam with 540 youths appearing for the written combined entrance examination.
In a statement, an army spokesman said that GOC, Chinar Corps, Lt Gen Subrata Saha complimented the youth for their overwhelming response to the recruitment rally. A total of 8953 candidates appeared for the rally conducted at Budgam in central Kashmir and Anantnag in south Kashmir.
The spokesman said in the first level screening for physical fitness, 1657 candidates cleared the test out of the 8953 that appeared. In the second level, 540 candidates, who had cleared the medical test and were eligible, appeared for the written combined entrance examination held simultaneously in over 30 centres across India.
“This mammoth rally in Kashmir was conducted despite some concerns raised on grounds of security and other issues by various agencies. It was held at Budgam and Anantnag to facilitate maximum participation by the youth,” said the spokesman.
He said, “The recruitment rally is a major employment opportunity for the youth, particularly in the aftermath of the devastating floods that hit Kashmir. GOC Chinar Corps thanked the IGP, Kashmir, AG Mir for his support.”