Pretty young women must marry army officers to motivate young men to serve the nation.
With due apologies to The Acorn for using his proprietary blogpost title of Sunday Levity, this masterpiece from Chitranjan Sawant detailing the ways to overcome officer shortage in the Indian Army deserves widest possible coverage. The pièce de résistance is here.
Young women who don’t join the army have another important role to play. They may opt to marry army officers and encourage their female friends to follow suit. If pretty young women in large numbers come forward to marry army officers, the stock of army officers in social circles goes up. This in turn provides indirect motivation to other young men to join the corps of officers and serve the nation. One should remember that marriage is the bedrock of happy family life. A happy family is the basic unit that makes a nation happy. A happy nation thinks well, acts well and does problem solving effectively. Thereafter, winning a battle becomes a matter of battle procedure and the overawed enemy either turns tail or lays down arms in surrender. Thus a correct mental make -up that leads to happiness of the family is a battle winning factor. An army that comes to be known as a winner attracts more young men who are good officer material. Thus, it is a chain reaction of the good attracting the good leading to the better and the best in life.[Link](Emphasis not in original)
“Join the army. Serve the nation. Get married to a PYT.” That sounds like the catchiest advertising slogan ever devised by any armed force in the world.
And what about the poor young officers in the army’s sister services — Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force — who must be feeling miserable about rather low officer shortages in their services.
Update: The original Sunday Levity guy couldn’t resist the temptation to not blog about this. Here is his shout for the nation: Babes, do your patriotic duty!