Agniveer Recruitment Rally in Udupi: 665 Candidates Attend on The First Day

Agniveer Recruitment Rally in Udupi: 665 Candidates Attend on The First Day

Deputy Commissioner K. Vidya Kumari flagged off the first Agnipath recruitment rally of the district being organised till July 25 at the Mahatma Gandhi Stadium in Ajjarkad in Udupi on July 17, Monday.

Monday’s selection rally witnessed participation of 665 candidates — 41 from Chikkamagaluru, 59 from Udupi, 88 from Dakshina Kannada, 91 from Davangere, 92 from Shivamogga, and 294 from Haveri districts. Candidates were grouped in one hundreds and were made to run 1,600 m initially. Those who completed the run within 5.30 minutes and 5.30-5.45 minutes were separately grouped while those failed were rejected. Candidates who could not complete the run by a few seconds were seen pleading with Army officers to consider them even as the latter advised them to try next time.

Besides the 1,600 m run, candidates had to participate in the 9 ft. trench jumping and pull-ups. Medical examination to ascertain their physical standards too was conducted.

The district administration has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the rally and arranged accommodation for candidates at nearby choultris and halls. Recruitment would be done for Agniveers-general duty, technical, tradesmen and clerk/store keeper positions.

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