Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Remembering the martyrs on Republic Day

Kadam kadam badhaye ja, khushi ke geet gaye ja,
Yeh zindagi hai qaum ki, tu kaum pe lutaye ja......

It was another special day today not because it was a holiday but because it was Republic Day.You read this article further and you may feel I am crazy but that is how I am.There is something which makes me happy every Republic Day. It gives me extreme pride to watch the republic day parade and see defence personnel receiving their gallantary awards and seeing that a stream of enthusiasm runs down my blood not only because my grandfather was awarded with it twice but i feel privileged to be belonging to such a family where country is given more preference than family.
It is very unusual thing to say in this world of bigotry. It just seems that people have forgotten rendering selfless service to others like a mother does for her child. People may think I am talking something too impractical.But today when I saw Major D Sreeram Kumar recieve Ashok Chakra  and Major Mohit Sharma and Havildar Rajesh kumar recieving the highest gallantry award posthumously, their widows receiving it, I just wondered for how many days will we remember their names. Infact I feel some would not even have cared to listen to their names and be thankful to them for giving us a peaceful life when they were much required by their own families. Being from a defence background I can very much understand how a family feels when one loses one's husband, son, father and brother for one's nation.
But yes, my mind is all set to go ahead with the same zeal and enthusiasm that my grandpa had years back to kill the enemies during world war II.That would not be to kill my enemies ofcourse! .. That enthusiasm would be to contribute in any small possible way I can for my country and i m striving hard to do it........Jai Hind!!!!

Purnima Samant

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Another day

Its been six months that I havn't posted anything on my blog...But today when I rose up in the morning, there was something, don't know what but there was something that prompted me to write. It may be the chill in the air of Delhi or is it my new year resolution, resolution to write frequently for my blog but yes I feel I am back to my world of writing.....

One thing I missed today is the sunshine and that again prompted me to sing the famous song from 3 idiots which is rocking the world these days
Give me some sunshine,
give me some rain,
give me another chance I wanna grow up once again....
na na na na na na and dat made me go back to my school days at Assam Rifles Public School in Shillong where we always felt the chill in the air with rains throughout the year which just reminded me how we used to get excited when a lonnnnnng..... bell rang for sunshine holiday....yes sunshine holiday!!!

Thinking that, my heart saddened again as only one day is left for holidays to be over after all those festivities and excitement of new year.....But I know I don't have to worry and nobody has to.... as Delhi is aways alive whether it is summer or winter..Let the new year unveil itself with all the excitement that is much awaited ...Lets hope for the best in the year to come ...Bon Voyage!!

Purnima Samant