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129. Military Training
The thing that pained me was the reference to mili­tary education.* I think that we have to wait a long time before a nation-wide decision on the point is made. Otherwise, we are likely to become a curse rather than a blessing to the world. Leaders are not made, they are born. Should the State be in a hurry over this matter even before full independence is established? Therefore, I am surprised that the Central Advisory Board should be party to such a sweeping recommendation as they have made.
Kazirkhil, 21-2-'47
Harijan, 23-3-1947

*The recommendation referred to here is given below
CENTRAL ADVISORY BOARD'S RECOMMENDATIONS
NEW DELHI, Jan. 27th
"The Central Advisory Board of Education has endorsed the view of the Working Committee of the National War Academy that resi­dential schools, where boys may obtain adequate facilities for developing the character and powers of leadership, should be started by Pro­vinces and States to act as 'feeders' for the National War Academy.
"The Board is of opinion that the new type of schools contemplated in the Scheme of National Post-war Education will provide the necessary training for the leadership, character, intelligence, courage and physical fitness required by the military authorities for the Army, Navy and Air Force.