Chanakya’s vision of Sports ground based Army of Citizens

Are you ready? If you say you believe in Chanakya?

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Chanakya: Yes. The public will revolt if one has to raise a huge army for a war that comes once in life time. Public gets dissatisfied with the govt if the taxes go beyond the tolerable threshold. When the public develop apathy towards their rulers/govt, enemy doesn’t have to indulge in a war to win the kingdom. That is why I suggest we build an nonsalaried army.
When we develop patriotism in the citizens and offer them military training, they become nonsalaried army in the time of need. We also need to instill dharmic-fervor in them. Religious rituals are part of every individual’s life. So we need to develop patriotism intertwined with their religious/dharmic lifestyle. One cannot have patriotism unless one’s belief system is rooted in the lands they live in {KEY POINT}. That is why the need of the hour is to intertwine hindu dharma with these land. Land without religion is like a palace without foundation. Religion is the concept that uplifts animism into humanism and humanism into God-consciousness.
Bring together every citizen between ages 16 and 40 of every village into one place on a regular basis. Give them military training. Make it a sportive event. Instill discipline while training them in military skills. Make them sing patriotic songs. Identify suitable instructors in each village. This should not appear as an activity done for the state. It should appear as a sportive event for the benefit and entertainment of public. The king must establish indirect control on these village committees and encourage them as necessary.
Such activities instill unity and friendship among villagers. In times of need the villages will not only become self-protective but also offer trained army to king’s battles. This is an army without salary or state-budget. It has unlimited capacity (numbers).
In addition to this a salaried army will always be in the control of the king for unforeseen situations. The people’s army will act as an addendum to the regular army.