Brig Vinay Mohan Sharma
Indian Army’s deputy director for general recruitment (North East Zone), Brig Vinay Mohan Sharma meets Arunchal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B. D. Mishra at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar. Image credit - Northeast Now

Indian Army’s deputy director for general recruitment (North East Zone), Brig Vinay Mohan Sharma called on Arunchal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B. D. Mishra at Raj Bhavan in Itanagar on Friday.

During their meeting, Brig Sharma and Governor Mishra discussed about optimising recruitment in the Army from the state.

They also discussed about simplifying procedures so that maximum numbers of youth of Arunachal Pradesh can join the Indian Army.

The Governor emphasized that initiative must be taken by the state government, particularly the deputy commissioners to reach out to the enable youth in far- flung areas of the state to participate in the Indian Army recruiting rallies.

He also stressed on awareness campaigns on recruitment rallies.

The Governor, who had initiated ‘Pay back to Society Group’ in the past for creating awareness about Indian Armed Forces, said interested youth must know the procedures and the details of physical tests in the recruitment process.

“This will help the prospective youth to prepare themselves to meet the required benchmark, he said. A concerted effort must be in place to ensure more and more youth of the State become part of the Indian Armed Forces,” the Governor underscored.

On the request of the Governor, in the past, Indian Army units stationed in various locations of Arunachal Pradesh have framed and assisted many youth to join the armed forces.

They had provided boarding, lodging and also assisted in filling up the recruitment forms.

Earlier, Brig Sharma briefed the Governor about the challenges in the recruitment process.

Commissioner to Governor R P Upadhyaya, Commissioner Home (in-charge), G S Meena, Joint Secretary Home C N Longphai and Col M A Khan, director, recruiting, Army Recruiting Office, Jorhat were also present in the meeting.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com

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