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RE: Military training

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Not in schools perhaps because most of India does not go to school. But 
certainly two years or even one in a selected place/camp whatever. If we had 
it universal from age 16/18 to 20 it would be a great place for 
rural-urban,rich-poor, low high caste, and multi-religious contacts and 
building of understanding. I don't think military training is best though 
some discipline is a must and training in peace corps type stuff which would 
help villages and towns have a volunteer force. But this is an expensive 
proposition. It means having millions of people being paid a stipend for two 
years and also being kitted out, housed and fed. But it is my opinion that 
the cost benefit in terms of social good would come out on the plus side.

Maja Daruwala

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