We told you about the Ministry of HRD issuing a statement to every central university in the country to hoist the national tricolor atop a 207-feet-high mast, weighing 35 kg. This ensued a debate on the Times Now’s Newshour Debate, which left Major General GD Bakshi emotional.
People were discussing at length about this as they had second thoughts regarding the hoisting of the national tricolor in every Central University of the country. This led GD Bakshi to pen a heartfelt letter to the fellow citizens.
This is what he wrote:
On Arnab’s debate today I suddenly realised the difference between us soldiers and others. It suddenly hit me. It hurt me deeply to see what we have become. We have problems now with flying our national Flag? I learnt with the greatest shock that so far the national flag has not been flying in our Universities? Why pray? Are they UN enclaves in Free India beyond the pale of our sovereignty? Are we required to sing the Communist Internationale there instead of our National anthem? Are the universities paid for by our taxes required to celebrate every Afzal Guru , every Maoist, celebrate every 76 brave CRPF boys who get killed by the Maoists? Celebrate every single soldier who gets killed in J&K? The problem is the sophisticated debate that these bastions of Leftist liberals have created. Every Patriot is a lumpen. The smart set, the real cool intellectuals support Afzal Guru. For that is the fastest way to a Noble peace Prize or even a Magsaysay Award (Get rich quick guys- who cares for that land called India). Only soldiers like us are stupid enough to become EXTREME NATIONALISTS. Only soldiers make that extreme sacrifice !! And all along we were told it was the SUPREME sacrifice. The Flag my friend is NOT a piece of tattered silk to us soldiers. It is the SYMBOL of who we are. It is for this piece of tattered silk that we have to Fight and DIE- we have NO choice. You DO! that’s the difference.
This is really saddening.
Here’s the post on Facebook
Major Bakshi, we stand with you and respect you. Jai Hind!