Indian army launches campaign to encourage youth to join defence forces

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 05, 2011 07:50 hrs

To motivate youngsters to join defence forces, the Territorial Army flagged off a cycling expedition here.

Speaking on the occasion, B. K. Bhal Singh, commanding officer of 10 battalion of Territorial Army, said the basic objective was to inculcate the spirit of adventure among the youth.

"Basic aim is to inculcate the spirit of adventure and educate the youth of Tamil Nadu to join the Territorial Army and the Defence Forces of India so that they serve the nation in peace as well in the time of war," he added.

He expressed his concerns saying that the next generation is not inclined to take up defence services.

"As you know, nowadays people are going to the corporate sector that is engineering; doctors and MNCs and very few people opt to join Army or the Territorial Army. So our basic aim is to motivate the young," he said.

The volunteers will travel around 2,300 kilometres across 23 districts. (ANI)

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