Punjab Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training Minister Mr Aman Arora interacted with cadets of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI) for Boys and Mai Bhago AFPI for Girls here at Punjab Bhawan.
Notably, these two prestigious institutes established by the Punjab Government aim at training selected young boys and girls from Punjab for permanent commission in the Armed Forces through the Defence Forces Academies.
Congratulating the cadets for being a part of these esteemed institutes, Mr. Aman Arora wished all the cadets best of luck for their bright future, besides, motivating them to work harder to achieve their goals to get commissioned in the Defence Services and serve the nation.
While expressing confidence in these cadets, he termed them as the hope of not only for their parents but for the entire state and nation as they have decided to choose a career, which is the highest gallant and the most disciplined & responsible services to serve the country.
Director Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute Major General J.S. Sandhu apprised the Cabinet Minister that four lady cadets have been commissioned as officers in Defence Services, two lady cadets joined OTA/AFA, a lady cadet joined NDA and 25 lady cadets are awaiting SSB call letters after passing AFCAT and CDS written exams, since March 2022.
Director Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (MRSAFP) Major General Ajay H Chauhan informed Mr. Aman Arora that Since March 2022 till date, 18 cadets have joined NDA/equivalent Academies and 22 cadets have been commissioned as officers in the Defence Forces of India.
14 cadets have also cleared their SSB as on date and are awaiting the merit list and call up letters.Secretary Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training Mr Kumar Rahul, Director Ms Deepti Uppal and other officials of the department were also present on the occasion.