Berhampur, Jan 26 (LocalWire) Police have launched a month-long free orientation training programme in Gajapati district to prepare tribal youths for different police jobs, superintendent of police Sarah Sharma said on Sunday.
The programme is being conducted in collaboration with the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) Paralakhemundi .
Around 300 unemployed youths, including 30 girls between 18-25-years are being trained in the camp named Uddan-II to prepare them especially for police and armed forces.
The youths have been selected through a preliminary examination conducted in the district.
Police have provided the trainees with the study materials, a pair of uniforms free of cost.
They have also provided free lodging and food, she added.
During their training programme, they are being imparted the physical training like long-jump, high-jump, running, rope-climb, yoga etc.
Besides they are also being taught reasoning, General Knowledge and English.
The district police had also trained around 300 youth belonging to different categories under Uddan-1 last year.
“We have come to know around 25 of them have got jobs in the Armed forces, she added.
When unemployed youths are prepared for the job market, they will stay away from committing crimes. It is our main aim, she said.
Editing by Sivangi Dash