Udaipur: Army chief General V K Singh on Sunday inspired school children to opt for a career in the defence forces, saying it is the best choice for students coming out of a good school.

Addressing students and faculty at the Maharan Mewar Public School at Shikarbadi today as the chief guest at its annual function, the Army chief praised the school administration for good quality of education.

"The school management has drafted and readied its educational programs for the overall development of children. And for children who have come out of such a well-managed school joining army is the best career option," General Singh said.

Earlier in the morning the Army chief arrived at Maharana Pratap Airport here at about 8.30 AM by a special aircraft and straightaway boarded a helicopter which flew him to the Eklinggarh Military Station.

His program in the cant was not made public. He later drove in a carcade to the school and addressed the students and the faculty.