Take a Bow ‘Times Now’ for ‘Heroes’ ! ~ What a Wonderful Inspiring Salute to our Defence Forces !
Last Night after returning from an Independence Day Dinner ,was fortunate to catch an inspiring programme ‘Heroes’ on Times Now
62 Gallantry Awards,including 15 Shaurya Chakras were announced on Independence Day for Acts of Valour by many in our Defence Forces
Some of these Heroes were on the Programme yesterday and recounted in their own words the Act of Valour for which they received the Award
Naxalites in the Forests , Piracy on the High Seas , Terrorism in Urban Cities~ These Heroes have successfully combated all such situations going even beyond the call of Duty ~ “I have to face my men,my nation ” was the proud reason given by one who lost his eye for his driving force in that situation and despite the Fear,fearlessly and successfully combating the terrorists in the 26/11 Mumbai Attack
It was simply inspiring and reassuring that we have such fearless bravehearts in our Defence Forces whose Head and Heart are in the right Place !
Some of the Gems that were worded from these Heroes
“Naam,Namak aur Nishan” ~ The Driving Forces that Motivates these Men
“Jab Marna hai tub Marenge,lekin uske pehley nahi Marenge !”
” The Six Beliefs that are instilled in the Forces during Training & Operations
- believe you are the best in the Forces
- believe that your weapons and equipment are the best
- believe that you are the best to use these weapons and equipment
- believe that your team members are better than you at using these weapons and equipment
- believe that the support teams will deliver at that funnel of death when you want them to
- and last of all and most important is believe that whatever decision you take in that situation inside will be supported and stood by from the outside ! ”
Many outstanding retired Members of our Defence Forces too were on the show and heard in person as these Heroes recalled the situation they faced and which inspired their Act of Valour ~ one of these remarked towards the end of the show that if the rules allowed he would like to come out of retirement and rejoin the Commando Force ! ~ one recalled how he could not become a paratrooper that he dreamt of because he was underweight to pull the parachute strap at the time ~ even though,during the training, they tried to increase his weight through additional supplements of Milk and Bananas ! ~ no regrets,he stated, as one learns in the Defence Forces,to take the good with the bad !