Our heart goes (to) with the grief stricken anguished familes of our Jawans and officers who lay down their precious lives while guarding our borders and relentlessly fighting the enemies to keep the 135 crore Indians safe and sound.
We can simply write JAI HIND OR PRAY to God FOR THE DEPARTED SOUL TO REST IN PEACE AND TO GIVE THEIR FAMILIES ENOUGH STRENGTH TO BEAR THIS MOST IRREPERABLE LOSS. That’s it. But, what else can we do in this hectic materialistic world. Sounds shocking indeed but are helpless, when we incessantly hear the anguishing news of our brave soldiers being martyred one by one while fighting the dreaded terrorists in the line of duty.
While the whole nation mourns for a while but we have no choice finally to become busy in our daily chores waiting again for another tragedy to occur and thay’s what is unfortunately happening since the never ending Kashmir imbroglio commenced. The government claims about the army killing 160 terrorists during the last few months but what about the precious lives of our precious jawans dying at such a young age having seen nothing of the blossomed life.
Today, it was the turn of another 27 year old young boy of Indian Army who was martyred at Pulwama, Kashmir while fighting the dreaded terrorists. Suraj Singh Topwal of GARHWAL, UTTARAKHAND. Suraj hailed from village FALOTA , KARNAPRAYAG, GARHWAL. He was the only son with four sisters, all married with younger sister pursuing her graduation. Inspired to join Indian Army and serve the nation from his ex armyman(Subedar) father, Suraj was posted in Sambura, 50 Rashtriya Rifles.
He joined Indian Army seven years ago at the age of twenty. His family, whole of Uttarakhand and the nation is in tears and me to. My heartfelt tributes to this great pious departed soul with the earnest hope that his sacrifice for the nation will not go waste with a simple question: After all when will this chapter of blood bath end. Is there really any hope in the near future? Jai Hind
SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT OF UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM