- No Punjab youth was found drug addict during army recruitment drive in Bathinda
- 5500 youths from Punjab participated in the process
- 1000 youths were selected in the army
- Anti-dope test result: None found positive
Bathinda: Contrary to the popular perception and negative campaign unleashed by some political parties, drug tests conducted on 5500 youths during army recruitment drive in Bathinda, showed that not a single youth was addicted to drugs.
This recruitment drive was done in the last week of April and results were very good. More than 1000 youths were selected by the army, said army after the result.
The Hindustan Times while reporting the recruitment drive had reported this:
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“The procedure for recruitment went through five main stages: 1,600-metre race, documentation, physical measurement, complete medical checkup and then a written test. First of all, the race was conducted to check the physical strength of contestants. The contenders should run 1,600 meters within 6 minutes.
The physical test at the recruitment rally for Bathinda and Faridkot districts was conducted at the camping ground of the Cantonment, Bathinda, from April 29. More than 8,500 candidates had come to attend the rally till Saturday.
hushan Kuncheria, colonel and director of recruitment, Ferozepur, said, “In the recruitment procedure, the drug testing was added recently to ensure that drug addicted candidates could not join the army. None of the candidates was tested positive for drugs. All the candidates, who cleared the physical measurements test, are free from drugs.” Here is how another English daily from Chandigarh had reported this: