18 years after we lost our son in the Kargil war your mail was most thoughtful.
It is this support that has sustained us through these years. Young men like Vijyant did what the nation expected of them –their duty.
Actually, the war in Kargil brought the best in the Indian nation –those like Capt Vijyant, who fought bravely and fell honorably to redeem India `s sanctity& the countrymen who showered their love & their support for the brave hearts.
We of course feel proud though we also live with the pain of a young son lost as any other parent, every day of our life.
Kargil is already a distant memory.
We don’t want the legacy of the young men like Capt Vijyant to fade and be lost to a coming generation of Indian, who have a right to know what their previous generation did and be inspired.
With this in mind we created this web site.
We therefore request u to kindly pass this site on to all ur friends & relatives.
So far as u are concerned we have no doubt that as and when India needs, you, you will rise to greater heights.
However, for & from those heroes and martyrs a few lines; -
WE ARE DEAD SHORT DAYS AGO WE LIVED
SAW SUN RISE FELT SUNSET GLOW
LOVED AND WERE LOVED AND NOW WE LIE
ON THE SLOPES WHERE YELLOW ROSES GROW.
TAKE UP OUR FIGHT WITH THE FOE,
To U WITH FALLING HANDS WE THROW
THE TORCH BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH………………….
MRS V N Thapar AND Col V N Thapar
(SOURCE : Voice of Pensioners Blog)