The twenty day Army Recruitment rally being organised at Khelgaon in Udaipur witnessed a turnout of less than 50% in the first two days of the event. The Army Recruitment Rally is being organised at Maharana Pratap Khelgaon in Udaipur by the Indian Army and 66,640 candidates from 11 districts of Rajasthan including Barmer, Bikaner, Dungerpur, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jodhpur, Pali, Pratapgarh, Sirohi and Udaipur have applied for recruitment to various soldiers cadre in the Indian Army. The final fitness test will be held on 26 February and the medical test will be conducted on 27 February.
Only 46% participants took part in the physical test (run) that was conducted in the last two days. On the first day, 43% of the 3585 candidates appeared for the test, and the percentage reached 49% on day two, when 1,755 of 3,567 registered candidates appeared for the test. On the first day, only 125 of the 1,567 participants were selected and called for the medical examination.
Candidates have been asked to reach the campus at 2am and after checking their temperature and documents, the run begins at 4am. The 400m running track at Khelgaon has been prepared with red mud. Most of candidates ran barefoot. On Tuesday, candidates from Nagaur and Jaisalmer were tested for physical fitness for the posts of Soldier Clerk and Store Keeper and candidates from Dungerpur, Jaisalmer and Jhalore district were tested for the post of Multi Tasking staff. The selection process is as per the protocol and procedures of the Indian Army.
ADM Ashok Kumar informed that a temporary bus depot has been set up outside Khelgaon to facilitate the travel of the participating candidates. Police personnel and medical personnel have been deployed to ensure law and order and availability in cases of medical emergency. A special canteen serving food at Rs 35 per thali has been setup and the temporary bus stand will have buses running across all the districts.