The camps are being organised to find them jobs in the private sector
VELLORE: Thousands of youngsters turned up for ‘Kalaignar-85,’ the four-day Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-sponsored employment registration camps which commenced in five centres in Vellore district on Thursday.
The event is being organised in connection with the 85th birthday celebrations of DMK president and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, to arrange for employment for the unemployed youth in the private sector.
Two Chennai-based non-governmental organisations, Don Bosco Vazhikaatti (The Don Bosco Centre for Career Guidance and Job Placement) and Goodwill, are organising the event, in coordination with the Public Works Department Minister Durai Murugan, School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, and under the supervision of John Bosco, director of Don Bosco Vazhikaatti, and Jagath Gaspar Raj of Goodwill.
A huge crowd could be seen from Thursday at Voorhees College, the centre for receiving registration forms from candidates in Vellore, Katpadi and Anaicut Assembly constituencies.
Applications of candidates aged between 18 and 35 years alone are being registered at the camp. The registration forms seek bio-data of the candidates such as name, age, educational and technical qualifications and experience. Applications for registration are being received between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Voorhees College as well as four other centres in Vellore district.
Applications of candidates in Tirupattur and Natrampalli constituencies are registered at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, while those of candidates in Vaniyambadi, Pernambut and Gudiyatham are registered at Mazharul Uloom Higher Secondary School, Ambur. Applications of candidates in Ranipet, Arcot and Sholinghur constituencies are registered at Beattie Memorial Teachers’ Training Institute, Ranipet, while those from candidates in Arakkonam are registered at C.S.I. Higher Secondary School, Arakkonam.
T.A. Mohammed Saqhy, former MP, currently Food Corporation of India Advisory Committee member and one of the senior DMK leaders of Vellore district, told The Hindu here on Saturday that on the first day itself, 3,500 candidates registered at Voorhees College, while 5,900 registered on the second day.
About 2,500 candidates registered at the centre till 11 a.m. on Saturday, the third day. About 5,000 candidates each registered on the first two days at the centres in Tirupattur and Ranipet, about 6,000 in the Ambur centre and about 3,000 in the Arakkonam centre.
Mr. Saqhy said an orientation programme would be conducted for all the registered candidates at the respective centres on September 20.
About 300 private companies in Tamil Nadu would be participating in the recruitment camp to be conducted for the candidates at Auxilium College, Vellore, on September 27 and 28.