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New Delhi, 20 June. Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has expressed grief over the way in which there is a protest against the new scheme of recruitment in the army, Agneepath and violent demonstrations took place in many places across the country. Along with this, he has announced that he will recruit trained and capable firefighters. Anand Mahindra gave this information by tweeting on Twitter. He tweeted and wrote, “I am saddened by the violence over the Agneepath scheme. When the idea of the scheme came up last year, I had said that disciplined and capable Agniveers would be made employable. Mahindra Group welcomes the opportunity to recruit such trained, capable youth.
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Violent demonstrations in many places
It is worth noting that under the Agneepath Recruitment Scheme, youth will be recruited in the army for 4 years. The scheme was announced on June 14. Since the announcement of this scheme, there is a huge opposition to it, youth are protesting against it on the road. Violent demonstrations against the scheme took place in Delhi, UP, Bihar, Haryana, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Assam. In some places, the demonstration turned violent, with the protesters setting fire to trains, setting buses ablaze, damaging several vehicles.
One and a half lakh Agniveers will be recruited
About 46000 Agniveers will be recruited in the army, but a top army officer said that in the coming future this recruitment will be for 1.25 lakh youth. For this recruitment, the minimum age of the youth should be 17.5 years, while the maximum age should be 21 years. However, this year the maximum age has been increased to 23 years. It is worth noting that for the last two years, the process of recruitment in the army was stalled, in such a way that the scheme of recruitment of Agniveers has been announced for only 4 years, there is a lot of displeasure among the youth.
Government told golden opportunity
Although the government says that the Agneepath scheme is a golden opportunity for the youth to join the army, they can serve the country by joining the army. But Congress is opposing this recruitment and criticizing it. Congress says that this recruitment scheme has many risks, it will end the long-standing tradition of the army, under this scheme there will be no guarantee that the soldiers who will be recruited through it will do well. Will be trained and motivated to serve the country.
Saddened by the violence around the #Agneepath program. When the scheme was mooted last year I stated-& I repeat-the discipline & skills Agniveers gain will make them eminently employable. The Mahindra Group welcomes the opportunity to recruit such trained, capable young people
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 20, 2022
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Story first published: Monday, June 20, 2022, 9:22 [IST]