Rajya Sainik Board urges youth to attend recruitment rally in Feb

Gangtok, 04 Jan:

Sikkim Rajya Sainik Board has appealed to Sikkimese youth to join the Indian army since the recruitment rally will be held from 19 to 23 Feb at Paljor Stadium, here at Gangtok.

Member Secretary of the Board, D N Bhutia, informed the media that in the last five years, more than 2800 Sikkimese youths have joined the Indian army which is 400 times higher than the total recruitments done since the establishment of the Sainik Board in Sikkim upto 2011.

He informed that the board has decided to flag off the newly recruited 109 army personnel for training in different training stations across the country. Chief Minister Pawan Chamling will flag off the new recruits here at TNA Ground, Gangtok after having brief interaction with the youth.

He said that all the eligible students or youth who have attended the age of 17 1/2 years to 21 years and have passed class X are eligible for soldier grade and those who have passed class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Maths or BSc with Bio must come forward for registering themselves for Army Nursing trade.

Online registration has already begun and eligible candidates can register themselves through online process or contact the nearby Zilla Sainik Board with complete documents for assistance.

He informed that the Chief Minister has expressed his desire to have an interaction with the new recruits from Sikkim as they have to reach their respective training institutes before 15th of this month. On 07 Jan these 109 recruits will be taken to Siliguri and on 09 Jan they will have to report to the Army cantonment for registration.

Sikkim has witnessed 1300 enbloc recruitment as Sikkim Scouts Battalion in 2013 and is presently deployed at the Indo-China border.

Sikkim government has appealed for enhancement of the Sikkim Battalion several times and the issue is under active consideration of Ministry of Defence, it is learnt.

Mr. Bhutia expressed that this time more than 7000 youths may come for recruitment rally as compared to more than 5200 youths last time.