Posted by: Singh Is King | Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Majha men have good physique

asrmen.jpg‘Chal Oye Sardara Laade Jor Ghuma De Bhambeeri’ shouted an Army jawan at a Sikh candidate for putting in vitality to win the race during the preliminary screening of the candidates at a recruitment rally held at Rayya near Beas.

Deputy Director General Brig D.P. Singh said youths of border districts of Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Tarn Taran have better physique and good health as compared to their counterparts in other district. “They have higher chances of making it to the Army. We are hopeful of recruiting more than 2000 youths during the rally,” he said. The rally was being conducted by Head Quarters Recruiting Zone (Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir).

The recruitment, which started on July 2, would culminate on July 29 after the physical, medical examination and common entrance written examination of the candidates appearing for Soldier General Duty, Soldier Technical and Soldier Tradesman. Brig Singh said nearly 14,000 youths from Ludhiana, Ropar, Mohali, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur were screened successfully for desired qualification of physical and medical fitness.

He said that besides clearing the distance of one-mile within five minutes the candidates had to pass through other physical tests like balancing on the wooden bridge, pushing up on the beam ditch, 9-foot long jump, and height and weight measurements.

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