Sep 21, 2023
Sep 21, 2023
More by : Dr. T. S. Chandra Mouli
|I am grateful to you Prof Bhushan sir, for your warm and affectionate words of encouragement.As rightly pointed out by you, we were all swayed by a spirit of patriotism and service to countrymen.Yes, many have joined the armed forces then.After graduation three year Engineering course was introduced mainly to recruit engineers in the defence services.Thanks for sharing your experiences and support extended.Regards.|
|Dear SAI Mouli,|
Those were the days! Days of Indian trust amd tragic mistrust and distrust. I remember the red carpet welcome to Chinese President and Premier and the whole nation resounded with Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai. The golden principle of Panchsheel and peaceful co-existence went up in disgusting ruins and 50 years ago, I had joined college in Jalandhar and October saw the Indo-China military conflict. The college teachers and students everywhere were suddenly shocked and enthused with a more vigorous sense of patriotis preparing to join armed forces to sacrifice their lives for the defence of the recently liberated motherland. Chetan anand's Haqueekat inspired a new sense of this love and the wave of resentment,blamegame engulfed the whole nation. Then came the 1971 Indo-Pak conflict. I have been an active participant, sentimentally hurt but more enthusiastic, tried to be a commissioned officer twice. If this is narrated to politicians and people and students today, one feels a fool. This is the sorry mess!
Thanks, dear Dr Mouli, for a refreshing and reinvigorating experience.
|Thanks Prof Asha ji for your appreciation of my modest piece of writing.Thanks for your suggestion.Boloji.com is a good e-zine.My association dates back to nearly a decade.Regards.|
|I am beholden to you Prof Vishnu for a detailed feed back.It helps a lot,sir.Thanks a lot for your warm words of encouragement which sustain all my endeavours.Your homage through your lovely haiku is the icing on the cake.Your appreciation of the noble service and sacrifice of our security forces matters most,sir.Regards.|
|written in flawless English. get it published in some good journal or send it to some news paper. congratulations for this write up|
|Prof. T. S. chandra Mouli here gives a detailed account of his visit to the land where the Sino-Indian battle (1962) was fought. While admiring the integrity and fighting spirit of the security forces who challenged and faced the daunting circumstances courageously Dr Mouli misses no chance to criticize the callousness of political bosses " who preferred to dwell in their own world of illusions." The memorial of Jaswant Singh makes a strong impression on him ( the description leaves an indelible impression on the reader's heart as well). |
A keen observer of facts, the author draws our attention to the fate of ill-equipped soldiers who became fodder for the sophisticated weaponry of the aggressor. ( well, in the recent past too, during Kargil war, our troops were still uninformed and ill-equipped. Sad indeed, we learn nothing from history).
Sprinkled with poetic descriptions of the scenic surroundings the commemorative article is a heartfelt homage to those who laid their precious lives for a noble human cause.
Whatever be the flaws in the political system, we must not forget the sacrifice of Indian soldiers. I salute their valour.
My haiku for these heroes:
" All seasons' flowers
For you these grateful tears
You're never dead, martyrs!"
-- Ashwini Kumar Vishnu.
|I fully agree with view, Ramana Prasad ji.Thanks for your time and observation.Regards.|
|You are very encouraging Prof Sunil sir.Thanks for your appreciation.I am afraid I do not deserve the compliments you showered on my write up.I salute you for your affection for me.Regards.|
|I am not sure if others understand the sacrifices of the brave soldiers who has put up brave weather to counter the insurgency of chinese, "Hoke Majboor ise mujhko bulaayaa hogaa" .... the song sung by many wonderful singers has brought tears to the millions of people. I salute the soldiers who brought safety and security to the country with their tireless efforts and who have lost their lives fighting against chinese and pakistani.|
|Extremely moving, lyrical, patriotic, nationalist master narrative from a globally-admired poet and literary critic, reminding an amnesic nation mired in corruption of the finer values that drive soldiers like Baba Jaswant Singh to reach a level of greatest self-sacrifice. Very motivating!|
Thanks for sharing this gentle wake-up call to collective conscience, dormant!
|Thank you very much,sir.Thanks for the photos too.Your presence made the trip all the more enjoyable.Regards.|
|I was fortunate to accompany you for that North East trip.Your presentation brought back the fond memories of the trip.|