Savvy Raj

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Hope is here to stay!


As a daughter of a retired Air force man who has served the nation at the borders in the two wars in his time, I have seen the effect of those service years up close on him. Today all those experiences are a memory that makes for some interesting dinner conversations. But nevertheless as a youngster I have witnessed how much the rigours of training set deep imprints on the psyche of the soldiers.The mindset and attitude is strengthened and trained to bear the consequences of war.

Serving the armed forces creates a never say die attitude that makes me concur on this again and again … You can take a man out of Air force but you can never take Air force out of the man!

Every soldier is different no doubt with his own set of life experiences and background . But what is strikingly similar and significant is the solidarity of spirit to serve the nation at all costs.

Amazing is the spirit of a soldier indeed!

In hope of the Abhinandhan Effect

In the wake of the release of our brave soldier in today’s times there arises a question and kindled hope in the hearts of the families of the now well known list of the Missing 54 (and who knows how many more ) Pow’s of the 71 war .

The families are still hoping that they are alive and awaiting their return someday sooner than later.

Recently there were media reports that when Indian delegates visited to check the prisons that the POWs were supposedly held they would be shifted from jail to jail so that there would be no trace of them .So without proof of their existence the case was difficult to pursue.

Perhaps if the pressure that was exerted today for the return of our soldier through all channels right from governments to the media photos of his capture and his leaked video clips, which made the world notice, if it was possible then, it would have possibly made a difference in freeing them as well.

For the sake of the anguishing families that sincerely still pray for their return …. perhaps some way will materialize and they will be released as well .
Hope is here to stay!

Savvy Raj

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Author: Savvy Raj

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11 thoughts on “Hope is here to stay!

  1. Can relate so much to your post Savvy. My father too is a retired officer of the Indian Air Force. I still remember all the dinner table conversations from his NDA days to the war and subsequent times. Deepest respect to all the soldiers of the armed forces 🙏

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  2. Yes….true…not just one Abhinandan! 😦

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  3. A Prayer for Soldiers

    Brave warriors,
    should fate find us in battle,
    May our cause be just.
    May our leaders have clear vision.
    May our courage not falter.
    May we be triumphant an earn victory
    as we show mercy to our enemies.

    May our efforts bring lasting peace.
    May our sacrifice be always
    appreciated by those we serve.
    May we return to our loved ones unharmed.
    Should we be harmed, may our wounds heal.
    Should we perish in the struggle,
    may God embrace us and find for us
    a place in His Kingdom.

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  4. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson

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  5. Prayers for those soldiers and all the people serving our country to make it safe for us to live peacefully. Very nice post dear 🙂


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