Military training makes Better Citizens

Military training makes Better Citizens


15th of August is a big day for our country. This is the day we got Independence, the day celebrated by every Indian.

Today we can see the feeling of patriotism everywhere, this day we express our feeling of joy that how much we are proud of being Indian which is absolutely fine, According to the article 19, the Constitution of India gives the right to its all the citizen to exercise their freedom of expression, and there is nothing wrong in celebrating freedom.

But my question is, what about the Article 51A which talks about the Fundamental Duties of every individual for the country?
It’s is unfortunate that, though we are having the 1.3 billion of population but still we are unable to generate good human capital for our country, so where do we lack and how  can we solve this problem?
According to me, compulsory Military training program for 1 year will help our country to generate more human capital for our country. Well, if we take the example of some countries like Israel, Sweden, Turkey, France, S.Korea and Russia we will find, these countries are in the list of 1st world countries and have mandatory Military training policy for its citizens.

The military training not only will make a nation’s defensive capabilities strong but also teach people about their responsibilities for their country and to exercise their fundamental duties(Article 51A).

The Army teaches you the skill of time management, leadership, team work and lot more which will also help you to sustain in cooperate world. If we compare the citizens of the countries have mandatory Military training policy with the countries who don’t. It is found, citizens of the countries have compulsory Military training are more responsible.
Army not only teaches you the skills but it also nourishes your intent and return you into a gentleman armed with valour and wisdom, its gives you a motto in life “Service before Self”.
In my opinion the Mandatory Military training policy should also be implemented in our country. This policy will be beneficial for both, for the country and as well as for the people. Country will get more human capital and on the other hand people will get knowledge, skills and some of valuable life lesson, which no other organization may teach them.
Happy Independence day.

Jai Hind

Akash Francis, 5th Semester BMC, St. Xavier’s College of Mgmt & tech; Patna

3 Responses to "Military training makes Better Citizens"

  1. Danny Wong   August 18, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    With reference to Mr Francis’ letter – it’s obviously the sentiment of a young man who probably is addicted to too much jingoism on the ‘University of WhatsApp’

    Military Training might be seen as a way to ‘discipline’ the younger generation.
    The draft, or compulsory army service for able bodied males (and in some cases females) isn’t going to be implemented in India.

    Israel, Turkey, Sweden, France and the rest have the draft because either (a) like Israel, there is a constant state of war with the Arabs or (b) They are rich nations with a small population and no real enemies, so they can afford to let the youngsters keep fit and in shape, and ship them off to some UN Peacekeeping Force duty.

    Kindly note, once you are discharged after your military training, you do not receive a lifelong dole. It’s a patriotic duty. Not a lifetime job. You have to be a war veteran to be eligible for any sort of pension.

    India is by no means a ‘first world’ nation. It is still very much a developing country with a huge piss poor population, mounting global debt, and a government that has made some very bad economic moves like the recent demonetization and complicated GST.

    In the unlikely event of these youngsters getting drafted, doing a year in the army, and then being thrown back on the streets jobless, all you are going to have on your hands will be people with a potential to turn to violent crime out of frustration!

  2. Akash Francis   August 17, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I beg to differ… Our country is 5th largest economy of the world and world’s fastest growing economy nation and till 2020 it will overtake the U.K so I dont think Arranging funds would be the problem.. secondly you said 40% of our youngstars are are dropout.. sir,I think, This should also be a reason that why we need this policy… after 12th all students can go under the army training and can have bachlors degree from there as well… You said 60% are from low income… Sir, I did some research and found that most of the army personal are come from the backward regions and poor families…. and Army also have wide range of career option Sir,like doctors, engineers, teachers and so on…
    So I think this policy will help our people specially Our youngstars to get their kind of job that the are dreaming of.. and will help them to grow more…

    Thank you
    Your truly
    Akash Francis

  3. Sukhbir Singh   August 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Sweet but impractical. No matter what Mr. 36inch chest says, India just doesn’t have the funds, or the infrastructure to give all its young men aged 18 military training.
    40 percent of your youngsters are dropouts , 60 percent are from low income families, 70 percent will not make the medicals, and so on.
    Better to give India quality education!


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