Indian Gujratis Scared to Join the Army

Field Marshal Sam Bahadur Maneckshaw once started addressing a public meeting at Ahmedabad in English.

The crowd started chanting, “Speak in Gujarati. We will hear you only if you speak in Gujarati.”

Field Marshal Sam Bahadur Maneckshaw stopped.

Swept the audience with a hard stare and replied,

“Friends, I have fought many a battle in my long career. I have learned Punjabi from men of the Sikh Regiment; Marathi from the Maratha Regiment; Tamil from the men of the Madras Sappers; Bengali from the men of the Bengal Sappers, Hindi from the Bihar Regiment; and even Nepali from the Gurkha Regiment. Unfortunately there was no soldier from Gujarat from whom I could have learned Gujarati.”

……..   You could have heard a pin drop.

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