They live by chance, they kill by profession; This is Indian Army for us
Lucknow: We all have grown up listening, reading and watching stories of Batman, Superman, Iron Man and many other on-screen superheroes. But, do you know who the real-life superheroes are for each and every Indian? Yes, they are not the ones who appear on the silver screens, but who sacrifice their life to shield our borders.
They never shy away from deliveries their duties in 50° Celsius heat as well as -50° intense cold. They are our real heroes who save the life of millions of Indians by living at the places where normal human beings cannot even survive for a week.
They stay awake and standing in intense cold and heat waves all day to make us sleep peacefully in our homes on our comfortable beds.
We are blessed to have a shelter of such an Army that spends weeks and months sleeplessly just to shield us from the enemies across the border and those who have been consistently trying to intrude into our boundaries.
We, here, enjoy our life happily without even thinking what they are facing for everyone of us. They are the real heroes who will not appear on television or silver screen but will prove themselves as real heroes by upholding the pride of the nation and its people.
They are also someone's son, husband, brother and father but for them they are only the 'Jawans' of India. Yes, for them their nation comes above all relationships.
Besides facing daily ceasefire violations by Pakistani Rangers, they have fought many wars against our neighbouring country and won each one of them.
One of the very infamous wars fought by Indian Army includes Kargil War, the end of which is celebrated as 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' (Kargil Victory Day) in India.
It was a war that lasted for two months starting from May and finally ending on July 26, 1999, with India's victory.
More than 490 jawans were martyred during the war and many Pakistani Rangers were also killed during the Kargil War.
The Indian Army chased away Pakistani soldiers and got victory in recapturing the Tiger Hills and other Indian posts.
And in a gesture of respect to our real superheroes, we celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas every year on July 26 to pay tribute to the martyred Jawans.
The Prime Minister of India pays homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year on this day.
Such are the Indian Army Jawans for us who promise to return home either after hoisting the tricolor or getting wrapped in it after achieving martyrdom.
We must remember, 'Our Flag Does Not Fly Because Of The Wind; It Flies With The Last Breath of Each Soldier Who Martyred In Protecting It'.
Edited by: Shubhanshu Sharma