Jammu & Kashmir : As many as 42 boys from six skill-development centers of Jammu, run by the district administration in the border blocks, have been selected in the Indian Army.
In the recruitment rally, which was organised by the Directorate of Military Recruitment in Akhnoor, 127 boys, who were trained for three months by the border centers, participated and 42 finally got selected.
The centers, which are named as Centers for Border Youth Training and Empowerment (C-BYTE), were started in Arnia, Suchetgarh, Marh, Khour, Pargwal and Mandal blocks of the Jammu district in January 2016, under the skill development budget of the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) of the Union Home Ministry.
Prior to this, 72 boys were selected into various forces from these centers and the current results take the total selections in the last one year to 114.
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