Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Vijay Diwas


















Today 26 July is Vijay Diwas... 7 years back we captured the last hill from Pakistan in Kargil War.. But in the course we lost hundreds of our soldiers who gave their lives fighting for their Motherland. Memories of those days are still fresh in my mind.. Everyday in the newspaper there was news of soldiers being killed brutally along with India's next step towards victory... This day still brings tears to my eyes and while writing this my eyes have become moist again. May be I am not able to do the right justice to all those brave soldiers through this little post of mine. My tribute to all the young officers and soldiers who laid down their lives fighting for us and our country. Who can forget the sacrifice of Capt. Vikram Batra who was nick named as Shershah and his famous words: 'Yeh Dil Maange More', Capt. Anuj Nayyar, Capt. Sumit Roy, Lt. Saurabh Kalia, Lt. Vijayant Thapar and hundreds of other soldiers...

Capt. Vikram Batra was awarded Param Vir Chakra, India's highest medal for gallantry, posthumously. Lt. Saurabh Kalia and his patrol party were captured by the enemy and were brutally tortured for 22 days and then killed. Later on their bodies were handed over by the Pakistan Army. Lt. Vijayant Thapar wrote in his last letter that by the time his parents will receive the letter, he will be no more.. All the soldiers fought bravely on the top of those hills where even breathing properly is a problem... They spent days and nights without having food, water, marching towards victory and fighting bravely till we captured all our hills... They were young, energetic, effervescent, full of life, dreams in their eyes, ready to capture the world, just passed out of IMA.... It is sad that many people have forgotten the sacrifice made by them and their families. How I wish to be a part of our esteemed forces!!!

Visit this page to know each and everything about kargil.... http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/KARGIL/

2 comments:

Zona said...

the whole nation was bleeding during kargil .

May all their souls rest in peace .

Vijai said...

My dear friend u even made my eyes to plunge into tears while reading this.

Vijai