Next week, the entire country will be immersed in celebrations of Diwali, the day good triumphs over evil. Diya’s will be lit, new clothes will worn, sweets will be distributed, as people enjoy the festival of lights. But there will be a few homes in India, where the lights may not flicker, where fire-crackers may not burst, where the glee of Diwali may not reach. These are the homes of our brave martyrs, the soldiers who lost their lives defending our country. May it be at Uri, or any other terror attack.
India is facing constant threat from terrorists sponsored and aided by Pakistan. We have hit back, but in the exchange of gun-fire, it is our brave soldiers who lose their lives. They are not only soldiers of the army, but they are somebody’s brothers, somebody’s husbands, somebody’s sons. Nothing in this world can make good the sacrifice of the families of the Jawans.
But, while we celebrate Diwali at our homes, is it possible for us to spare a though for these families who gave up their son, for the nations cause? No, we don’t need to halt our celebrations, instead, Twitter user Anshul Saxena asks you to just do one small thing. Listen to what he has to say:
Guys, Have you heard 1 minute message ‘Ye Diwali Jawano Ke Naam’ Must, Must, Must listen it, follow & share it https://t.co/MFWyNIwaBv
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) October 21, 2016
Subsequent to Anshul’s original tweet on 21st October, IndiaTV too has started a similar campaign.