Don't fall for lure of personal gain: Army chief to new recruits

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  1. Yusuf

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    CHENNAI: Chief of the army staff General Bikram Singh has advised young army recruits not to fall for the lure of personal gains. Speaking to a fresh batch of army officers who passed out of the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai on Saturday, General Singh said they should take unbiased decisions keeping the integrity of the nation in mind.

    A batch of 262 youths, including 57 women officers were enrolled in the Indian Army after they passed out of the academy on Saturday. A foreign cadet was part of the batch which passed out after the ceremonial parade.

    General Singh presided over the function and gave away the prestigious sword of honour to cadet Chandramouli who also got the silver medal. Woman cadet Seema Nayal won the gold medal.

    Addressing the batch, General Singh said, "Never fall into the trap of personal gains; always keep the integrity of the nation in mind. You should have these four qualities -enthusiasm, rapidity, righteousness and civility. It's survival of the fittest."

    General officer commanding K Surendarnath and Major General S S Jog participated in the programme.

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  3. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    If i remember correctly General Sir V.K Singh too talk about many things, No media gave attention to it ..

    Why now ?
     
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    welcome to royal family very soon you get the chance to do something for your nation.

    Serving for nation is best job in world.
     
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    kongress want to use nationalism, its hot time they know peoples are angry because of corruption so its best to rase nationalism
     
  6. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    I am going to say something with absolutely no disrespect directed at GEN Singh.

    It is not the young recruits who are looking for personal gain. They probably don't even think of it; they are motivated by patriotism.

    It is when soldiers reach higher ranks and encounter barriers to further promotion that the problems arise.

    For that reason, annual training in ethics is a good idea for all ranks.

    Here is an excerpt from a speech by Douglas MacArthur which addresses Duty, Honor, and Country. I believe his words can resonate with every officer corps of every army in the world.

    I think you would enjoy reading his entire speech at the link.

    General Douglas MacArthur's Farewell Speech to West Point
     
  7. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Falling for lures of personal gains in just three years of Army service (that too being conscripts) is difficult or easy ??
     

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