Always Wanted To Join The Army: Gen Bipin Rawat


As a young boy, every morning Gen Bipin Rawat donned the school uniform, but, he said, in his heart, he always desired to wear the Army’s olive green uniform.

And, while life came full circle for him when Rawat rose to become the 27th Army chief, this general, who hails from Uttarakhand, said, he had “not forgotten” the human lessons learned during his early education.

In an interaction, yesterday, with a group of students from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, Gen Rawat urged them to never comprise on hard work or get disheartened by failures.

“Never underestimate the potential of someone, who has failed. Because, such people, if they resolve, work harder and may move ahead in life farther than those who have succeeded,” he said.

The Army chief then walked down memory lane, to his schools days too, emphasize the point.

“There was a student, who was a senior to me by one year. He failed his class, so he came to our class (9th). In class 10, he gave a moderate performance and passed, but in Class 11, he topped. Read More…

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