June 18, 2022 (New Delhi): The central government recently announced the ‘Agneepath’ scheme. Under this, many changes have been made in the rules for getting a job in the army. However, this change is not liked by the youth. And he is continuously demonstrating against it by damaging government properties. This is the reason why Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has lashed out at the ruckus by issuing a statement in its favor.
Sharing the post on her social media account, Kangana Ranaut wrote, “Many countries like Israel have made army training compulsory for all their youth. Under this, every youth is recruited in the army for a few years and discipline, nationalism like Learns life values. Also tries to know what these words mean to protect the borders of one’s country. Agneepath is not meant to provide employment or means to earn money. Its meaning is much deeper.”
Kangana further says, “In the old days everyone used to go to Gurukul, it is almost like this. However now they will also get paid for doing so. The youth who are getting destroyed due to addiction of drugs and PUBG need this scheme. .. the government should be commended for this.”
Under this scheme, youth will get a chance to join the army for a period of four years only. Only the youth aged between 17 and a half years to 21 years will be able to take the benefit of Agneepath Yojana. However, this year, two years relaxation has been given to the youth in the age limit. That means youth up to 23 years of age will be able to participate in the recruitment to be held in 2022. Also, there is no provision for gratuity or pension on retirement in this system.
By line: Divya Thearia