Thursday, January 26, 2017

A day of gallantry remembrance . .


In our world of big names, curiously, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues who can be admired for something more substantial than his well-knownness often proves to be the unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs. - Daniel J. Boorstin

About seven decades ago or precisely 68 years ago, the constitution of India came into force and from then on, India has been "celebrating" 26 January as its Republic Day! A day when most of us, lazing at home, fighting for remotes to watch the 'republic day special movies', a day when we feel - a national holiday to remain at home instead of going to educational or institutions for paying tribute to the Indian national flag and a day when the President of India, honors the unsung heroes of the defense with gallantry awards. 
This year, 2017, we celebrate our 69th Republic Day, The government of India, honored about 350 Brave Soldiers with medals and it was a moment of pride to see them receiving it. However, 86 of our brave men, preferred to  do the supreme sacrifice, changing their entire lives and the lives of their loved ones. We all were barring a few brave men enduring the extreme cold in the icy peaks, their lives changed forever. Some made the preeminent sacrifices of giving up their life for the nation, some relinquished their parts of body and some would always carry the recollections of life and death.They all did their duty and they know very well that their brothers in the defense will do the same to keep up the glory of the Tri - Color Indian Flag.
In Pic : Mrs.Indu Rebecca Mukund, Wife of Major Mukund Varadarajan
When the whole nation is busy asking for proof from my men in uniform as they came back safely after the surgical strike, when the reel heroes of this nation were busy supporting Pakistani actors who never cared to condemn Uri attack, when the citizens of this nations never understood how much my men in uniforms were toiling every day to keep the dignity of Mother India, there my men, march past the hindrances and let the flag fly high!
That is INA for you! 
It is a matter of pride with a pain! Let justice prevail to all!
Jai Hind.