Youth aspiring to get themselves recruited in the Indian army have been literally taking shelter along the roadsides and every nook of the northern part of Ponda town during the last couple of days.
The army conducts a recruitment drive every two years, and as Goan youth are reluctant to join the defence forces, thousands of aspirants from across the nation try their luck through the Goa drive, currently being held at the 6TTR centre in Curti, on the outskirts of Ponda town.
The drive is being conducted between December 13 and 18.
However, due to lack of proper accommodation and other necessary facilities, the youth have been forced to sleep on the streets. They manage to have breakfast, lunch and dinner in eateries across the town, but the problem arises when it comes to bathing facilities. The town has toilets, but no bathrooms. Read More…