50,000 youths apply for 5,000 army vacancy in J-K

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed an overwhelming response against an army recruitment drive in which over 50,000 youths have applied against a vacancy of 5,000.

Written by Agencies | Jammu | Published:January 22, 2009 5:36 pm

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed an overwhelming response against an army recruitment drive in which over 50,000 youths have applied against a vacancy of 5,000.

“Over 50,000 youths have applied for the recruitment rally in Samba district. We will recruit only 5,000 out of them,” Deputy Director General (DDG) recruitments,Punjab-J&K,Brig K D Malhotra said as he threw open the recruitment rally in Samba on Thursday.

In this regard,we have distributed 10,000 tokens to the aspiring candidates,he said,adding we will take all the youths found eligible to fill up the quota of 5,000.

“Special priority would be given to candidates from militancy prone areas of Jammu region,” Brig Malhotra said.

A similar rally will be held in Baramulla district of the state next month,he said.

The present rally is being conducted from January 22 to January 31.

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