26 Jul 2009

An Innocent Ode to a Great Sacrifice

10 years of Kargil Victory Day
This day, a decade ago; India finally declared victory in the war which was imposed upon it by unscrupulous elements across the western border. Those fighting under the garb of Kashmiri grievances were shown the way back to their country or sent directly to heavens. As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, I dedicate an innocent ode to the life and sacrifices of those brave men who never returned from the battle front.

This poem is again from my childhood collection from which I have posted earlier too, written much before the Kargil War. Seeing a NDTV documentary couple of hours ago, where Barkha Dutt relived those moments with her fellow crew men and officers she had met during Kargil War coverage was pretty emotional. Late Capt. Vikram Batra's identical twin Vishal Batra while talking about his brother could not retain his tears. Before leaving, here is one of my favourite song from the movie LOC-Kargil;

बस इतना याद रहे, एक साथी और भी था।

One of the best works of Javed Akhtar - Anu Malik - Sonu Nigam trio

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Shilpa Garg said...

An amazing, poignant ode to our war heroes!
Jai Hind!

pawan said...

"Many gave their life for her holy sand", beautiful sentence man!

Good post!
As you said, what can we tell other than "Jai Hind!"

Btw, I have officially entered writing fiction today, please do drop by and check it out!

Unknown said...

wow.. nice one to remember our real life heroes...

Vipul Grover said...

@shilpa, shankar, pawan.. Jai Hind:)

Anjan said...

Jai jawan, Jai kisaan
Mera Bharat Mahaan!! :)

Jai Hind!!

Dhiman said...

Jai ho !!! I quote another from song by Lata "Ay mere watan ke logon zara ankh me bhar lo pani ... jo shaheed hue hai... unki zara yaad karo kahani..."

pawan said...

I have posted a reply to your comment in my blog!
Do check!

Vipul Grover said...

@anjan.. lol u r gtting a bit senti man:)

@dhiman.. a correction.. "...zara yaad karo kurbani" :)

BK Chowla, said...

Vipul,there are already five posts on this subject.My submission is only one.
Our president being the supreme commander did not really come up to address the armed forces.
I fear, very soon the youngsters will refuse to join the forces.
It is a sad day.

Vipul Grover said...

thts true chowlaji.. atleast PM/ president or for tht matter Defence Min shud hav been thr at Kargil on 26th. bt thn thy mst hav been tired aftr being gud hosts to Hillary Clinton.. its sad indeed!

Roshmi Sinha said...

A heartfelt yet poignant ode to our martyrs and war heroes!

"Aye mere watan ke logon, zara aankh mein bhar lo paani... Jo Shaheed hue hain unki, zara yaad karo kurbani..."

Vande Mataram!