MHOW: Youths of the nation join Indian Air Force (IAF) for passion and not for money. There are many jobs where there are greater chances of earning money but the quality of life, IAF offers cannot be found in any other job, said Wing Commander Vikram Katoch while answering questions raised by students of IIT-Indore in a students interaction programme held at IIT Mhow campus on Saturday morning.
The human resource department of IAF has launched a drive to reach out to budding technocrats in premier engineering colleges and motivate them to join the force. For this, a slide show and documentaries were shown to the students showcasing the life, career prospects and the way to join the force, followed by a questionnaire.
In reply to a question by a student on whether IITians despite being over qualified for the forces, should go to the force, Katoch said the nation needs such persons and if IIT pass outs join the force, they will only be helpful in the process of continuous evolution. He gave example of an IITian who had joined IAF and had developed a communication system that has proved to be very useful for the force.
A second year girl student said her father who had served IAF for twenty years asks her to join some other organization rather than the IAF. On this, Katoch said there is no gender bias in the force and both men and women are considered at par. Replying to another student's query Katoch said money cannot buy pride, honour and the things that IAF can give to its personnel.
Interestingly, after the question answer session, about twenty five per cent students expressed their desire to join the forces.