The Real Heroes
by Aniket Gupta, India
Rajesh was thinking of the day when he was on the beach in Puri, India, he was so joyous. He watched his father walk by the shore, the sea was knocking around his leg. His mother clicking the pictures of his father and him.
One day Rajesh silently watching from the balcony from his house the person who he loved, admired, and the hero of his life…no, his father was no more. He was thinking his father was still there but his soul had gone. He was thinking of a day when his father tossed a stone in the sea and he stared as it bounced. His father was a military man and he lost his life for his country. Rajesh got broken down from inside for his loss, He looked towards mother with tears in her eyes, for a moment his breath stops. Rajesh always believed that his dad was still With him, he looked towards the gate of his house every day in the hope that his dad came one day. Many days departed, Rajesh was not getting over for his loss. But his mother was decisive, and know that her husband gave his blood for the betterment of the country and the whole country was proud of him. After recognizing that her son Rajesh was not getting over that his father was no more. She saw that his eyes didn’t bear the love they used to—only loneliness, and emptiness. Not a tremor of joy…
Rajesh and his mother sitting outside their house in the yard one day, she saw the dreadful, depressing face of Rajesh sitting and sawing in the sky for no reason. She called him two-three times, but he was in his
Own dream, suddenly she screamed “Rajesh…” and Rajesh got stabbed. His mother told him “why you are not focussing on your life?”, Rajesh said nothing, he was looking at her dreadfully. She said to him “what was your father thinking when he was looking to you right now?”, That his child who he wants to rise high in his life was sitting all-day not even care about what to become to make his father proud. Rajesh’s eyes were opened and he started crying. Her mother said to him by putting him to arm your father does not want you to mislay with your life, you have to know the importance of life. Rajesh after listening to their mother. On that night remembering all the joyful days with his father. He abruptly remembered the day before his father Martyrdom, his father called him and said to him ” My loving son Rajesh keeps yourself alive, energetic, and cheerful. And he also whispered in my ear “SERVE FOR YOUR COUNTRY”.
After five years Rajesh was standing in the valley of Ladakh near Pangong lake in his military uniform and screaming looking up to the sky, Papa I am serving for my country…