Saturday, March 28, 2015

I LOVE MY HOMETOWN PUNE - DO YOU LOVE YOUR HOMETOWN

PUNEKARS LOVE PUNE
DO YOU LOVE YOUR HOMETOWN?
Ramblings of a Retired Veteran
By
VIKRAM KARVE

At our Navy Foundation Get-togethers of retired Navy Veterans – I have noticed that most of the Navy Veterans who have settled down in Pune after retirement do not originally belong to Pune – they hail from a different hometown – their “native place” or “roots” are mostly “up north”.

It is the same with military veterans and civilians as well – many people who have their roots elsewhere prefer to settle down in Pune after their retirement.

It is obvious that these people do not love their own hometowns – and that is why they choose to settle down and spend their autumn years in Pune which they like more than their hometown.

In contrast – most “Punekars” prefer to settle down in Pune after retirement.


PUNEKARS LOVE PUNE

Pune is my hometown.

I love Pune.

That is why I settled down in Pune after my retirement from the Navy.

I have seen that Punekars love Pune, their hometown.

Many Punekars serve all over India during the course of their careers.

But one thing is unique for all Punekars – they all love Pune, their hometown.

That is why all Punekars settle down in Pune after their retirement.

I saw this happening in the Navy  all Punekars settled down in Pune after retirement.

I am sure this is true of the Army, Air Force and Civil Services too.

But I also noticed that there were many people who did not want to settle down in their hometown after retirement and chose other places like Pune, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chandigarh etc.

Maybe  they do not like their own hometowns.

They did not want to spend the autumn years of their life in their hometown  but preferred some other place.


DO YOU LOVE YOUR HOMETOWN ?

The true test of whether you love your hometown or not is where you prefer to spend your retirement – the autumn years of your life.

If you settle down in your hometown after retirement  then you love your hometown.

Those who love their hometown settle down in their own hometown.

If you settle down in some other place after your retirement  then you do not love your hometown.

Those who do not love their hometown settle down in some other place.

They do not settle down in their hometown after retirement.

Please note – I am not talking of job relocation during the course of your career.

I am talking about settling down after retirement  after you have finally hung up your boots.

Now, Dear Reader, tell me – DO YOU LOVE YOUR HOMETOWN ?

VIKRAM KARVE
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