நாளொரு பக்கம் 56
Monday, the 20th April 2015
कुलस्यार्थे त्यजेदेकं ग्रामस्यार्थे कुलं त्यजेत् |
ग्रामं जनपदस्यार्थे आत्मार्थे पृथिवीं त्यजेत् ||
A Time comes when even an ordinary mortal displays superhuman courage ~ the Tigress guarding the cubs, the warrior in the battle-field and so on. The Indian Military Academy subscribes to and proudly displays the
“ The safety, honour and the welfare of your country comes
first, always and every time,
The honour, welfare and comfort of the men you
command comes next.
Your own ease, comfort and safety comes last, always and everytime.”
To our utter consternation, the humdrum civilians seldom understand the continuing sacrifices silently borne by our Armed Forces. Families are separated; daily living, say in the Himalayan ranges, is harsh; the supreme sacrifice of laying down one’s life is expected of them. Let us learn to be humble and honour them and the veterans.
The above Subhashitham succinctly explains the above theme as under:
“ One should sacrifice one's self-interest for the sake of one's family, one's family for the sake of one's town members, one's town members for for the sake of one's nation, and sacrifice the whole earth for the sake of one's soul's enlightenment.”