Soldiers: Aren’t we?

Many among my readers must have noticed that writing poetry is dear to me and more often than not I come up with some of them on myriad topics. For poetry you need emotions as well as words to express those emotions. Whatever has happened in the late night of 15th of June, when we were taking our deep sleeps, in Laddakh must be known to all of us by now. 20 of our brave soldiers attained the Veer Gati or the Supreme Sacrifice, just to protect our mother land, so that we can enjoy freedom, we can enjoy slumber.

I wanted to write something for them, some poetry to express my gratitude to those who laid their life selflessly and those who are still fighting in inhuman conditions, of which we can’t even think of. I am unable to write anything. My emotions overpowers me. I am overwhelmed. Words are missing. No… No… I am not that emotional who cry on any petty issues, not that I pretend to be strong but it is somewhat natural to me to subsume pain and sufferings without much expressing them. But this incident has taken the better of me. I am unable to move out of the loss that we had suffered in terms of the life of our brave hearts. Though, I am not despondent. I know our soldiers fought bravely and the belligerent must have tasted how it feels to mess with us, however I must say that this is not the war on border only. We all need to fight the war and we all need to identify ourselves as soldiers.

One of the clamorous emerges after every scuffle with China is to boycott the Chinese Products, which also make huge sense to me. Each year we have a trade deficit of more than $50 billion dollars with China, this simply means we are gifting this amount to China each year. Sometime the number doesn’t reveal unless expanded.

$50 billion dollars= $50,000,000,000= 38,18,37,50,00,000.00 INR

This is just like sending money to the enemy so that they can be more prepared to attack us, kill us.

What can we do, we are too small a party?

Of course, Chinese items are cheaper, they may have more feature than other products or may have superior quality. But I along with my family members have decided that my freedom, sovereignty of the nation and the Pride of being a Bhartiya is not that cheap, I will try to fight in my limited capacity, but with full might that I will not use any product which is made in China. I along with one of the grass-root organization has decided that we will mobilize our locality and will set a bonfire on coming Sunday of large number of Chinese goods collected from each home in our vicinity. I appeal to you please don’t let subside this anger and resentment that you must have right now and if it is normal at your end then you seems to have already achieved the highest perfection of life that Moksha.

7 thoughts on “Soldiers: Aren’t we?”

  1. Good post and I understand and appreciate your emotions.
    But I think our government should have been more proactive. We have been awarding them so many contracts.
    Our economy has been going down steadily for the past 6-7 years. Let us hope we can do better now.
    I don’t buy Chinese products as their quality is not good.

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    1. Yeah..Ashok this post is heavily emotion driven.
      Government is bound by many multilateral treaties of WTO, hence they are obliged to follow them. Of late they have rejected few of the contracts. I believe the action of people is more important because they are the ultimate consumer. However, I equally feel that unless we give alternative to them, this all debate of banning Chinese product will not fetch any result!

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