Saturday, May 22, 2010


Very often when somebody asks "Who is your favourite hero ?" Almost everybody replies for an actor.
If we ask on a random basis as to who is the most famous personality of India today, I think there shall be a tie between Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar. It is the passion that they have in their respective fields which have made them they are today. 
They have tremendous amount of fans worldwide and that too in each corner.

But in all this while we always forget the role played by our armed forces to make our lives secure, they certainly deserve more respect than they get. 

Recently there was a strong statement made by the Supreme Court to the Govt, 
Stop treating army men like 'beggars', 
The Supreme Court slammed the union government for 
treating army personnel like "beggars" in respect of emoluments and 
pension and asked the authorities to adopt a more "humane approach"
towards those bravely defending the country's borders."If a person 
goes to any part of Delhi and sits for begging, he will earn Rs 1000 
every day and you are offering a pittance of Rs 1000 per month for a 
man who fought for the country in the high altitudes and whose arm 
was amputated?

"Is this the way you treat those brave army officers? It is 
unfortunate that you are treating them like beggars," a bench of 
Justices Markandeya Katju and A K Patnaik said in verbal comments 
while passing the order.

Majority of the people don't even know the names of the Param Vir Chakra 
awardees, which is the highest gallantary award in India
Some of the real heroes are as follows:
  • Major Somnath Sharma
          Major Somnath Sharma, son of 
Major General Amarnath Sharma, was born on January 31, 1923, in Himachal Pradesh. He was commissioned in the Kumaon Regiment on February 22, 1942. On October 22, 1947,  Pakistan launched the tribal invasion of Jammu & Kashmir. Major Somnath Sharma laid down his life for the country on 
November 3, 1947 in Badgam, Kashmir in a brave fight against Pakistan troops. Major General Amarnath Sharma received India’s first and highest wartime gallantry medal, Param Vir Chakra, on behalf of his son. 

  • Lance Naik Karam Singh
  • 2nd Lt. Rama Raghoba Rane
  • Naik Jadu Nath Singh
  • Company Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat
  • Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria
  • Major Dhan Singh Thapa
  • Subedar Joginder Singh
  • Major Shaitan Singh
  • Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid
  • Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore
  • Lance Naik Albert Ekka
  • Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon
  • 2nd Lt. Arun Khetrapal
  • Major Hoshiar Singh
  • Naib Subedar Bana Singh
  • Major Ramaswamy Parameshwaran
  • Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey
  • Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav
  • Rifleman Sanjay Kumar
  • Captain Vikram Batra
      These are the 21 Param Vir Chakra Awardees, there are many other 
      great heroes our country has been blessed with.  
      Its such a pity that due to the bureaucratic system of our country
      these great people have to fight for their rights, 
      I can only hope in the times to come these people shall be remembered 
      and they get what they deserve without a fight, because that is all they 
      have been always doing on the borders.


  1. You are right raghav..!! Youngsters from our country mainly admire personalities, but the contributions of army men who fight for the survival of common people cannot be put on the sidelines.
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