For every true Indians 26, January is one of the most important days of their lives. In 26th January India celebrates Republic Day. India is a secular country where Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians live in harmony. People of diverse caste, religion, tribe, language live here but when it comes to their motherland, then they all are only Indians. India celebrates Republic Day on this day because on 26th January 1950 the Constitution of India came into effect. India achieved freedom in 1947, but it took three years for the constitution to come into effect after Independence. It is a huge festival for Indians where many schools and colleges celebrate the day with great enthusiasm. But if anyone who truly deserves to be called the hero of the nation than that is none other then the Indian Army.
The people of the country sleeps peacefully as our heroes remains to awake in the border to protect the country. Our true heroes of the nation sacrifices everything to protect us. They sacrifice their family, they sacrifice their personal life, they sacrifice their sleep for the sake of the country. It is only the Indian Army who keeps us alive and free from all terror.
Today in this 69th republic day let’s remember some heroes of the Indian Army who have made history on their duty.
1.Kuldip Singh Chandpuri
Brigadier Kuldip Singh played a great role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. He was the one who led the Army at that time and because of his bravery the Government of India awarded him the Maha Vir Chakra. Sunny Deol played his character in the Border film.
2.Gurbachan Singh Salaria
He was born in the year 1935 at Punjab. We all are familiar with his life history as in the 1988 television serial Param Vir Chakra Brando Bakshi played his character. He died in 1965 and was also conferred with Param Vir Chakra award.
3.Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat
This soldier of the Indian Army was a hero in the Battle of Nuranang(the 1962 India China War) and was also awarded the Maha Vir Chakra award. He was ‘promoted’ to the rank of Major General 40 years after his death
4.Major General Ian Cardozo
No matter he is with us or not, but we will always remember him for his effort in the 1971 war. At that time when the war was out of control, he stepped on a landmine and severely injured his leg. When the doctor was afraid and couldn’t cut his leg he courageously asked for a Ghurkha knife and then cut his own leg off, saying, “Now go and bury it!”. This injury couldn’t eradicate his patriotism. His only mission was to serve his motherland and in his enthusiasm to serve India he defeated many ‘two-legged’ soldiers to come first in many fitness tests during his stint in the army.
He was the hero of the World war 2. Even several injuries couldn’t stop him from performing his duty and he led his troops up a steep ridge in Burma and captured major trenches.