Thursday, 11 February 2016

Siachen Braveheart No More, The Nation Mourns!

And India has lost one more braveheart to fate, a soldier who taught us to fight for life and never give up, no matter how hard the situation is!

After being trapped under 25 feet of snow for 6 days after a deadly avalanche struck the army post, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, a courageous and passionate soldier was discovered alive with a faint pulse by the rescue team. An incident that made international headlines, the rescue came to be known as the Siachen Miracle, for it was impossible for any human to have survived in a temperature below minus forty degree Celsius for as many as six days.

Soon after the braveheart was found alive, the news went viral on social media and all television news channels. Even videos of the rescue were circulated and the entire nation held its breath, wishing the braveheart’s safety and speedy recovery. A ray of hope that he had given the entire world, now, however, darkens with his sad demise. The braveheart breathed his last at 11.45 am today at the Army Hospital following multiple organ failure, according to NDTV.

Hanumanthappa, as quoted by friends, family and colleagues, was a born fighter and a soft-spoken human being. Although he couldn’t return to his services, the soldier within him is immortal and will always remain in the hearts and memory of people. With his courage, he made the entire nation proud and none of us will ever forget him!

Once again, a big salute to Hanumanthappa and all the brave martyrs who lost their precious lives guarding the nation! In fact, we salute each and every brave official who has ever worked or is currently working in the Indian armed forces, be it the Army, Navy, Air Force or even the Police Force. We can never feel the pain they go through and the sacrifices they make out of their sheer love and pride for the nation. These are the people who are a reason behind our safe and stable lives because they put their own lives in danger to ensure a sound life for every citizen of the country.

It is very unfortunate to lose such a brave soldier to fate. But, India is proud to have had these brave officials serve them and they will always be remembered for their courageous deeds!

RIP Lance Naik Koppad!