Now, right training for youth to join armed forces

November 27, 2011 12:00 am | Updated 04:23 am IST - RAMANATHAPURAM:

Scheme to help youth to pass selection tests

A scheme has been introduced to help youth to pass physical and written tests in the selection of armed forces such as police, Navy and Coast Guard with ease.

The police will give training in all aspects of the selection process of the armed forces. They will be given tips on basic structure building, measurement tactics, physical endurance tests such as running, long jump, high jump and rope climbing.

Similarly, the youths will also be prepared to make them score good marks in the written tests. Considering the fact about the elimination of candidates at the interview stage, the police will also provide tips to overcome interview fear.

A team of experts from the police, Central Paramilitary Forces, Army, Navy and Coast Guard had been roped in to offer expertise and training to the youth. “The percentage of those joining armed forces from Tamil Nadu is relatively poor compared to other States. Though there is an enormous interest among the youth to join the armed forces, they generally fail to qualify in physical and physical endurance tests owing to a lack of awareness of the selection process. The novel scheme, started for the first time, will help them overcome the hurdles,” says Sandeep Mittal, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ramanathapuram range, who spearheaded the programme.

As many as 120 youths, mostly from fishermen families in Rameswaram, had been enrolled in the first batch. They would be given training for 24 days, he said.

A. Manivannan, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rameswaram sub division, who has taken the initiative, said that a special class on general knowledge would be taken for two hours daily with the help of experts.

The aim was to make all those appearing in the training programme to pass in the selection of any one of the armed forces.

No fee would be collected from the youth. They would be given accommodation and training in the Government Higher Secondary School, Rameswaram, he said.

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