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A Prayer


O you, or she or he
Each. Every.

Hold but a single thought
As you daily
Work. Play. Laze. Obsess.

You can.
All of these.
For one single reason.

(Quite apart from your heart-lung function)

You live in a free land.
In Politically Correct terms.

A land they help
Keep that way.

For them, hold that thought.
This day.
And all the others too.
When you can.

If, also, you could
Spend a gracious thought
For their brethren, no more…

They gave their today for our tomorrow.


With Respect.

As if they were your own loss.

And always

With pride.

26 July, 2015

Today is the 16th anniversary of the #KargilVijayDivas. A day that brings to me that year, 1999, a grey rain soaked day, in June, when a young girl’s brave and determined step (no more than 8 or 9 then), her mother’s vulnerability, and her brother’s capriciousness, quite ignorant of the fact that their father had made the ultimate sacrifice at Tololing, came to the Primary Block of our school, to admit the young lass at our school. The family is at Drass, Kargil this day, to join the observance of the Anniversary there. The siblings studied at our school.

Lt. Col. Viswanathan

Lt. Col. Viswanathan

Anjali, Akshay and their mother Mrs. Jalaja Viswanath- a recent picture

Anjali, Akshay and their mother Mrs. Jalaja Viswanath- a recent picture

Anjali, an out and out extrovert, multi-faceted, a topper at both 10th and 12th classes, who went on to NUS, Singapore to do her engineering. She works there now. Her brother, Akshay, a charming young brat while at school, has sobered down ( I wonder though 😀 ) to doing an integrated Master’s Course in Photonics at CUSAT 🙂

Each year this day, the heart stops a while. It will always be associated with seeing Anjali for the first time, and forever being in her debt for teaching this heart to be strong 🙂 Anjali and Akshay, today this blog salutes your father, Lt. Col. Viswanath, and your family, along with the families and soldiers of all those who gave their all that year; to all those who still work towards keeping our land free.

Jai Hind.

The pictures have been taken from the internet, and without permission from Anjali’s FB album. Anjali, I hope you will excuse me 🙂  

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

8 thoughts on “A Prayer

  1. Salutes to the great hero and the many more like him !

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  2. Thank you very much for the blog teacher.
    Means a lot! I’ll share the pictures from Drass, Kargil on Facebook. If ever the kids at school want to see what our country offers as a tribute to the amar jawans, please do show them the pictures!

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    • I certainly will share it with them Anjali; thank you, both for being here, and for the pictures. 🙂 Wish you could have met them when you came to school. No matter, the next time definitely 🙂
      Finally, thank you, for you 🙂


  3. To emotions that elude words. The picture your words have painted remains in mind, teacher. And I think it always will! 🙂

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