Shillong, March 18: Meghalaya and Assam Candidates selected for enrolment in the Army at Tura in August 2012 were dispatched for training on Monday by the Recruiting Office (HQ) Shillong, in the presence of their parents.
Out of 131 candidates selected for recruitment in the Army, 100 candidates have already joined various Regimental Centers all over the country. The parents and other relatives of 13 candidates were invited for the first time to witness this momentous day in the lives of their sons and brothers.
Deputy Director General (DDG) Recruiting, HQ Recruiting Zone (NE States) Brigadier RV Singh congratulated the recruits and their parents on the momentous occasion. He said it was very encouraging to know that since Aug 2012 over 113 candidates from Meghalaya and Assam have already been enrolled into the Indian Army. 18 more candidates may be enrolled if their documents are verified by the civil administration quickly, he added.
DDG Recruiting told the recruits that the Armed Forces offer an excellent career to serve the Motherland and grow as professional soldiers and citizens. The quality of life in the Army and the professional environment it provides would make them good citizens of the country. The Army provides its soldiers the opportunity to serve in all parts of the country and at times abroad, which enriches their experience and broadens their horizons.
He told the candidates that they should be proud to have come through a very tough selection procedure that is fair, transparent and very competitive. Only the deserving candidate gets enrolled. He informed that concerted efforts are being made by the State Government and the Army to enhance awareness of the youth regarding the avenues of recruitment and commissioning in the Indian Army.
He advised the recruits to serve in the Army with loyalty, dedication and earn honour and glory for themselves, their families and the State.
The recruits were later sent in vehicles to railway Station Guwahati, to board their respective trains for training in various Regiments of the Army.