The young Agniveers, hailing from all regions of Ladakh, enthusiastically participated in the parade and are now ready to serve for the supreme cause of the Nation.
The Degree Programme has an equal weightage of the knowledge and skill components, thus meeting the mandate of NEP-2020 for integrating higher education with skill education.
The first batch of Agniveers, which has been recruited from the Jammu, Udhampur, Doda, Reasi, Ramban, Kathua, Rajouri, Samba, Poonch and Kishtwar districts, reported recently for training at Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre.
The defence secretary said the skills gained by the Agniveers during their engagement with the armed forces would help build a highly competent and professional workforce that would be readily available for fruitful and productive engagement by the industry.
This scheme includes, inter alia, personal accidental insurance, air-accidental insurance covering all Agniveers along with Zero balance salary account with Sweep facility, Internet banking and Alerts etc.
Ally JD-U, and the Opposition parties questioned the rationale behind seeking caste and religion certificates from candidates willing to join the military short service scheme, Agnipath.
"The Congress is always on the side of defence reform in the country but the NDA government is mowing the dreams of patriots who want to serve the country," he added.
It also gave the approval to fill up 124 posts of Gram Rojgar Sewaks for newly constituted Gram Panchayats through the selection committee.