A scheme has been introduced to help youth to pass physical and written tests in the selection of armed forces such as police, Navy and Coast Guard with ease.
The police will give training in all aspects of the selection process of the armed forces. They will be given tips on basic structure building, measurement tactics, physical endurance tests such as running, long jump, high jump and rope climbing.
Similarly, the youths will also be prepared to make them score good marks in the written tests. Considering the fact about the elimination of candidates at the interview stage, the police will also provide tips to overcome interview fear.
A team of experts from the police, Central Paramilitary Forces, Army, Navy and Coast Guard had been roped in to offer expertise and training to the youth. “The percentage of those joining armed forces from Tamil Nadu is relatively poor compared to other States. Though there is an enormous interest among the youth to join the armed forces, they generally fail to qualify in physical and physical endurance tests owing to a lack of awareness of the selection process. The novel scheme, started for the first time, will help them overcome the hurdles,” says Sandeep Mittal, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ramanathapuram range, who spearheaded the programme.
As many as 120 youths, mostly from fishermen families in Rameswaram, had been enrolled in the first batch. They would be given training for 24 days, he said.
A. Manivannan, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rameswaram sub division, who has taken the initiative, said that a special class on general knowledge would be taken for two hours daily with the help of experts.
The aim was to make all those appearing in the training programme to pass in the selection of any one of the armed forces.
No fee would be collected from the youth. They would be given accommodation and training in the Government Higher Secondary School, Rameswaram, he said.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Sandeep Mittal, on Tuesday presented cash awards and commendation certificates to the police personnel appreciating their timely contribution to detect cases and seizure of banned substance in Ramanathapuram district.
Lakshmi Kanthan, Sub Inspector, Rameswaram town and K. Ulaganathan, Head Constable were rewarded for detecting around 50 kg of ganja, which was smuggled by a car from Tiruchi. Besides seizing this, the policemen also arrested five smugglers including one Sri Lankan national when the police team stopped the car at Thangatchimadam for check a few days ago.
T. Thillai Raja and S. Soosai Manickam, constables attached to the Special Branch, were honoured by the DIG for the seizure of ganja at Valinokkam.
Similarly, N. Sellapandian, constable of Special Branch, was given commendation certificate for detecting the murder case, in which one Sathmeega Seelan of Pirappanvalasai was murdered by a gang a few days ago.
While appreciating their role in solving the cases, Mr. Mittal said they should continue the good work in future too. The rewards were given to motivate them as well as others. He would continue to meet and appreciate the policemen for their good work.
M. Panneerselvam, Superintendent of Police, In-Charge, also appreciated them.