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Resilience, love for the land make youth of North Karnataka a hit in the Army

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New Delhi, Feb 10: Out of the 27,000 applicants to the Indian army from Karnataka 9,000 alone were from North Karnataka. This goes on to show a very high percentage of persons from North Karnataka joining the army and this has been case for several years now.

While earlier the number of persons joining the army was highest from Kodagu, that scenario has changed now.

Resilience, love for the land make youth of North Karnataka a hit in the Army.
There are various factors that has set this trend and while many state that is is a job opportunity to many, Major (retired) B Achappa says that people there are interested in the army and serving the nation.

Resilient and tough:

The people of North Karnataka are known to be resilient and tough. They make the ideal candidates for a job in the Indian army. This was clearly seen in the case of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa who survived at the Siachen Glacier and several members of his regiment saying he was the toughest of them all.

There is also a sense of national pride among several youth in North Karnataka and this is one of the factors that draws them to the army. Further North Karnataka is known for socio-economic problems and a job in the army would help these youth support their families as well.

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However the more important aspect is that the people are very loyal to the land and this makes them excellent candidates for the army.

The pain that the family of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa went through was shared by all. There are several families in Betadur village too whose near and dear ones are in the army.

Family members of the Lance Naik say that they understood our pain as they too have their loved ones in the army.

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