Although I am Founder President of Lakshya Foundation I am writing this simply as a citizen of this Nation to share the warmth of my feelings for our bravehearts.
Gulzar Saab कहते है - 'मै अहसास लिखता हूँ, लोग अलफाज पढ़ते है।
Please understand the अहसास behind my words.
Freinds I belong to the generation that was born a decade after India became Independent. I did not experience the pain of living in a country where I had no Fundamental Rights. Yes I took the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under the constitution as my birth right. My elders told me about the ultimate sacrifices made by young men and women at the altar of the nation, so we could breath the air of freedom.
My elders made me realize that the legacy of patriotism, brotherhood and social awareness is to be treasured and passed on from one generation to the next. But looking at the present scenario, some times I wonder , did we as a generation fail to pass on the values to the generation next ?
Friends let us all remember that the Freedom is not free. Everyday soldiers pay the price of guarding it with their lives.
Freinds as you all know, the most fertile soil yeilds the best quality of fruits. Civil society is the soil on which rests the pride of our nation, its soldiers. a soldier fights not because he hates the enemy, but he fights because he loves his country men.
But when I look around me I see the texture of society deteriorating and its character diminishing.
Divided as we are across the lines of caste, creed, colour and religion, can we not take a leaf out of their life?
Being a soldier is way of life. The qualities of Courage, Honour, Dignity and Discipline are not unique to the man in the uniform. All of us are soldiers without uniform. All that is needed is for us to recognize this truth and act upon it.
Freinds always remember - A soldier is far away from you, from home, from family, from everybody.......Alone.....
He does his job and doesn't ask for much all he wants is for us to be with him, love him, remember him and miss him.
Because we are what he is fighting for, we are what he is living for, and if the time comes will die for.
Every soldier needs our support, let us not let him down.
For our Tomorrow he gives his Today.