But what makes it even more painful is the fact that he just got married a year ago and has a 2-month-old daughter. A daughter whom he never had a chance to meet once.
At 27, when many young minds struggle with issues like a break-up or a demanding job or settling abroad; when you see men like Rohitash Lamba arriving in tricolour you wonder if they are made up of different ‘Mitti‘.
What makes them so brave that they leave everything behind to fight for the country?
A netizen, Ashwini Virji, shared her awe and grief through this beautiful poem with Indiatimes:
Daddy’ little girl
Goodbye my brave daddy, Not seen you even once, I will have no memory of you, because I got here – just 2 months!
I think I must have waited, but know you’ll never come, the only way to know you now, will be from the tales mom’s tears will hum.
I know you must have longed, to see me really soon. But you did what you had to- What followed was misfortune.
I will know you from the world- The brave heart that you were. But how will you ever know me? That will always be a blur.
I know not War and Peace, And I don’t know the world. But the one thing I will never know is, how to be my daddy’s little girl.
– Ashwini Virji
While reading about their inspiring stories, one can’t help but feel the lump in your throat.
You couldn’t stop yourself from asking questions like:
Who will take care of the families of these soldiers?
Who will take care of the 2-month-old daughter of this brave soldier?
Why we tend to forget the contribution of our real heroes?
How these souls get so much of immense courage to sacrifice their lives for saving others?
And, finally, you couldn’t stop asking the most important question to yourself –
What have you done for your country?
The day each and every citizen of this nation will be able to answer the question about what has he done for his country only then no 2-month-old will lose her father fighting for the safety of his fellowmen.