Agnipath: Mahindra Group to Recruit ‘Trained & Capable’ Agniveers 


In the midst of violent protests against the Agnipath Recruitment Scheme for the defence services, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra declared on Monday that after the Agniveers’ tenure is completed, the company will recruit “trained and capable” Agniveers.

Taking to his Twitter, Anand Mahindra said that he is saddened by the ongoing violent protests against the Agnipath scheme. 

“Saddened by the violence around the Agneepath program. When the scheme was mooted last year I stated-& I repeat-the discipline & skills Agniveers gain will make them eminently employable,” Anand Mahindra tweeted. 

He further added that the Mahindra Group welcomes the opportunity to recruit the “trained and capable” Agniveers.

Supporting the Agnipath scheme, the chairman of Mahindra Group said that there will be a large potential for employment of Agniveers in the corporate sector. He stated that after acquiring leadership, teamwork and physical training, the Agniveers will be able to provide market-ready professional solutions.

It is to be mentioned that after the announcement of the Agnipath scheme, protests erupted in several parts of the country including in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, and Assam. 

As the agitation grew more intense in some regions, protestors went into a frenzy, torching trains and cars, and wrecking both private and public property.

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