This is a Tribute to the 44 Jawans, who laid down their lives in the service of the nation on 14th February 2019. Salutes to our Bravehearts.
The last few days were extremely difficult for all of us here in the country. It was days of mourning in India. 44 of our Bravehearts were martyred.
The entire country was in a state of shock and grief.
What was, even more, sadder was that these Bravehearts were not martryed on the borders. They weren’t even given a chance to fight back. They were martyred by a bunch of cowards who preferred striking from behind and that too when they were unarmed.
At times, when we sleep peacefully at home we do not realize that, our peace is the gift from somebody who is putting his life at risk to bring that peace to us – so that I and you can sleep peacefully, so that I and you can live life as we want, so that I and you can enjoy and so that I and you can demand “freedom of speech”.
In the last few years, abusing the armed forces has become a style of some so-called proponents of “freedom of speech”. As a citizen, I at times feel uncontrollable anger inside me when I hear them on some of the mainstream media channels, abusing and criticizing the armed forces.
What our armed forces put on stake is the biggest and most valuable thing a human being has – his own life. And in protecting us and keeping us safe, it is this that he sacrifices – a supreme sacrifice.
To somebody like that, the least that we can do is to not criticize them.
In this time of grief, I saw my countrymen standing in unity. I saw them standing hand-in-hand in support of the ones who sacrificed their lives.
The government of India and a few good Samaritans have put together a fund-raising initiative to support the families of the martyrs.
This too is being misused by some miscreants who are cheating people and conning them.
Through this post, I also wanted to make everybody aware and request all to stay alert of such miscreants.
If you wish to donate to the initiative, which I would request you do, then you can visit https://bharatkeveer.gov.in and make your donations.
May the souls of the Bravehearts rest in peace.