MY Experience with Truth !!!
Phase II of Relief Operation at J&K.
The city is slowly getting back to its normal life; the stranded villagers are busy collecting raw materials to construct a permanent shelter. Amidst all this chaos and instability they fear death each night. There is dropping of shells and regular firing from the neighboring country. “This is the news from POONCH & RAJORI”. HAS THE WAR BEGUN
Round Table India Past President Tr. Harish, visited the borders and closely interacted with the villagers and led from the front in the phase II. This is the beauty of our movement; the leaders are there at GROUND ZERO to motivate the team.
Yes!! Shivered, listening to the experience of Harish , Sheetal and Bunty Bhai, and the news on the TV and newspaper did ring an alarm bell . THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT ROUND TABLE INDIA , Tr. Deepak Menda’s Enthusiasm and his usual smiling face boosted the TEAM and were ready for the last phase of the Relief Operation.
Suddenly, the movement of the traffic has changed, the agility at the borders has increased n-folds and our countrymen are living under the awe of being killed by the bullets of the militants. An early morning 4.30 alarm is enough to start the last league of the relief operations. The weather at PATNITOP was very infectious; the smell of the fresh air was a teaser but not enough to distract the Team.
FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE HAVE SACRIFICED OUR TODAY .
Respect to each and every soldier protecting the borders , It is because of their sacrifice WE are well protected and have a sound sleep . Rashtriya Rifles , 11 at Chandrakot – The valley is surrounded by the PIR PANJAl Ranges , a paradise on earth , a beauty to live in but, has its own lifestyle.
The officers do appreciate the efforts put in by Round Table India and listen to the hard work of reaching out to the people in distress and help the villagers , a welcome lunch with the officers is a lifetime experience , their stories are horrifying but interesting.
The uphill journey to the villages starts, (attached video ) the terrain is scary , the driver is horrified and myself – feeling spooky and speechless , within no time the road to death is going nowhere. We request the driver to take a U -Turn, almost after an hour a sigh of relief, again the army is there, this time to rescue US.
It is 8.45 PM and the birthday boy “ Bunty Bhai” is celebrating the Day with the villagers and telling them to take care and prepare for the winters . It is getting chilly and the weather again starts misbehaving. The storm is getting wild, the rainfall can again lead to landslide and the probability of spending the night in the car is increasing. As we start our journey back there is a feeling of Pride and self- satisfaction. To ensure that the momentum is maintained a few jokes here and there, a few funny incidence of our life, personal love stories are shared. The Fellowship wins Again.
Friends! The relief operations Phase II, of Round Table India is slowly coming to an end. I have watched life and community service from a very different perspective.
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into narrow fragments domestic walls Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake
And the feeling is mutual
Manpreet Singh ‘Raja’
LMF Tr Sai Madhukar Rathi (RT 213)
National Blog Committee Member
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