16-10-2017 02:00 PM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
An initiative to coach women interested in joining the Army
Uttarkashi-based Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), one of the premier mountaineering institutes in the country in association with an NGO Youth Foundation Uttarakhand have organized training camps to coach women interested in joining the Army as jawans.
Around 600 young women — between 19 to 21 years old — hailing from different parts of Uttarakhand are expected to join the intensive training camp to qualify in the recruitment process that the Army will be conducting early next year to induct women as jawans in its Corps of Military Police (CMP).
The camps which will begin from October 22 will be held in Srinagar (in Pauri Garhwal) and Dehradun.
According to Col Ajay Kothiyal, principal of NIM, comprehensive physical training will be rendered to the selected women and they would be prepared for written examinations as well. He added that in order to qualify for CMP, they would be taught to drive as well as it is an important criterion for selection.
Suresh Negi, administrator, Youth Foundation Uttarakhand stated that the Army had informed them about the commencement of recruitment process that will take place in January. Subsequently, pre-recruitment training camps were planned to make the candidates ready for the recruitment process.
He added that they received an overwhelming response as around 2000 young women applied for the training out of which around 600 were selected.