Record number of 30,000 candidates take part in Army recruitment rally

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Nov 2017 10:44:51


Staff Reporter,

“ARMY recruitment rally of 114 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Jat witnessed enthusiastic participation of youngsters. It is the first time when record number of more than 30,000 candidates from seven states participated in the rally at Indira Gandhi Ground, Sadar, from October 27 to November 5. A total number of 813 candidates have been selected in the Infantry Battalion and will be given joining letters till January 2018,” informed Colonel Adinath D Pitre of 114 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) while addressing a press conference on Sunday.

Colonel Pitre added that candidates from different states under Army Central Command including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Odisha participated in recruitment rally on different dates. He informed that recruitment rally was successfully conducted with support of district administration and Jabalpur police.

Unexpected number of participation led to some nuisance by anti-social elements but the district police managed to control the situation. He expressed gratitude towards senior officers of district administration and Police Department for their active support in successfully organising a grand recruitment rally in the city. Colonel A D Pitre said that taking account of increasing participation of youngsters in recruitment rally necessary improvements are being carried out by the Army authorities to avoid such untoward incidents and ensure candidates’ convenience. He made an appeal to youngsters to avoid touts for appointment during recruitment rallies as there is no space of shortcuts or overlooking of norms in recruitment process.

Addressing the mediapersons, Superintendent of Police Shashikant Shukla said that nuisance created by some unwanted elements was timely controlled and there was no major incident reported during the agitation. District administration and police had already made necessary preparations but increasing number of candidates led to disturbance for around one hour.