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‘A uniform is for pride and honour’

education Updated: Aug 22, 2012 18:02 IST
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Captain Vivek Singh

Joining the Indian armed forces was a dream as I wanted a career which allowed me to participate in adventure activities and keep myself physically fit. From mountain climbing, navigating through tough terrains and dealing with heavy equipment, you learn so much in the process.

Clearing the CDS exam followed by the SSB were the first few crucial steps. It needs a focused approach to clear the written exam and the SSB stage. SSB is a unique interview process based on the all-round assessment of an individual. A strong hold on current affairs, English and good communication skills can help you succeed.

I underwent training at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai. Thereafter, I completed five years of service in the Indian Army. Being part of the Army has helped me develop leadership, man management and human resource skills. Life here is full of challenges and one has to prove one’s mettle in training and in service. In this career you are exposed to various situations which hone your skills and make you a stronger and better person. This is a job that gives you as immense satisfaction, fulfillment and pride. It shapes you as a person after you meet different people, are stationed at various places, participate in challenging tasks – all for your nation. It’s also a lot about discipline, precision, dedication and, of course, passion for what you do. You have to be charged up all the time, raring to go and prove yourself. It’s about having the killer instinct and a never-say-die spirit. This is a great time to join the forces. Wearing the coveted uniform is such a matter of pride and honour.

This is a job that gives you immense satisfaction, fulfillment and pride - Captain Vivek Singh

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