It is necessary for every citizen of India to render service in one form or the other in time of need. If war comes, our army may prove to be too meager. So, the country must have some men in reserve. The Indian Territorial Army and N.C.C. are of great help to us. But they too may prove insufficient. So, we must have compulsory military training in school and colleges.
The students of today are the citizens of tomorrow. They are active and energetic. They are more adventurous and daring. If military training is made compulsory for them, they will become good soldiers. This training will be of them in other ways also. It will make them brave and physically strong. It will inculcate in them the qualities of discipline, regularity and sacrifice. It will teach them self-reliance.
We are a peace-loving nation. We hate war and believe in the principle of “Live and let live”. But they do not want that our love for peace should be interpreted into our weakness. So, when war threatens, we must be prepared to do all we can for our country and die fighting to defend its honour and freedom.