We just celebrated India's 70th Republic Day and while both patriotism and our pride seem to run equally high on that day, there's something to be said about the dormancy of this patriotism and pride throughout the rest of the year.
As a nation, we are a bunch of highly passionate people tightly strung together by our sense of freedom, entitlement and notions of nationalism, that springs to life every time anything to do with the Armed Forces is mentioned, even in passing.
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It's true that we don't get to see these superheroes live in action very often, but the few times that we got to witness their daredevilry and astute desire to serve the country, we felt nothing but awe mixed with respect, and an immense sense of pride for our warriors.
But while such moments are few and far in between, we have the opportunity to witness the bedazzling spirit of our Siachen warriors before heading out for a rescue operation, as the entire unit comes together during the induction, responding to the war cry of 'how's the josh', which will give you major goosebumps! Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' is touching newer heights literally. Won't you say?
We feel strongly and almost fanatically about these men and women who dare to face death in their line of duty, and rightly so. After all, we owe so much of the life we're living to them. It is their sacrifice and selfless passion to serve the country and its people, that allows us to enjoy the kind of safe and fun life we lead, day after day.
Salute to these warriors and their josh!