Panaji: In a bid to encourage local youth to join defence forces, the Indian Air Force will hold its recruitment drive in Goa next month, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Tuesday.
"We have our own son of soil (Manohar Parrikar) as a Defence Minister. Two months back we successfully hosted Defence Expo in the state. The interest shown by youths in the expo was enormous," Parsekar said, announcing the dates of Indian Air Force recruitment drive that would be held in Goa on June 3 and 6.
"This is an attempt to provide Goan youths another employment avenue. The defence sector was never an attractive career option for Goan youths due to some misconceptions," the chief minister said.
"There were notions that if you join defence you will put to hard posting and have to be on India-Pakistan border. But that is not the truth," he added.
Parsekar said the recruitment drive will showcase and provide different avenues for the youths in defence sector. The recruitment on June 3 is for the post of musician. "Goans are good musicians. Our youths are best suited for this post. They should apply and get into this new avenue of career. The education qualification for the post is only Secondary School Education," he said.
Goa government has already held meetings with Director of Education, Director of Higher Education, District Collectors and other officials informing them about the drive.
"There should be awareness about this drive amongst the people and we will rope in different media for that," he said. The Chief Minister said the state government is already giving incentive for the youths joining armed forces....