The soldiers of our country offer their services, and life for the country and the country owes its peace to them. We are supposed to be respectful to them, their services, and the sacrifices they’ve made, and what a group of village youth did for this Independence Day, was just the perfect example for that.
This year, Raksha-Bandhan shared its date with Independence Day. This is the occasion where a sister ties a Rakhi on the brother’s wrist to take the promise of protection. The brother vows to protect his sister, and gives her a gift. On the same note, the youth of Pir Pipliya village, M.P., presented a pucca house to the wife of a soldier after raising a fund of Rs. 11 Lakh.
Havaldar Mohan Singh Suner, a martyr of the terrorist attack in Assam in 1992, used to live in Pir Pipliya village, Depalpur district, Madhya Pradesh. Since his death, his wife Raju Bai, and two children had been living on a measly pension of Rs. 700 per month. Raju Bai had been living in a kutcha mud house for past 27 years. Looking at her life in misery, youth of the village started an initiative. One of the 20 men behind the initiative, Bhupendra Pancholi reportedly stated-
“Raju Bai tied Raksha sutras on our wrists on Raksha Bandhan in 2018. We pledged before her to end their woes by replacing the old hut with a new house. Subsequently, an initiative One Cheque One Sign for Shaheed Mission was started with the target of collecting Rs. 11 lakh.”
If the gesture itself wasn’t heartwarming enough, the moment when they gifted the newly-built house to Raju Bai and her family certainly was tear-jerking. On the occasion of Raksha-Bandhan, the new brothers laid their palms for Raju Bai to walk into her new home.
This is the most touching scene I have seen. The soldiers and families who sacrifice for our tomorrows are no less than God and their houses are our temples. The youth have built a temple. @Chopsyturvey @ndtv @the_hindu @livemint @timesofindia @anandmahindra @ShivAroor
— Pankaj Chadha (@pach100) August 16, 2019
Saluting the Patriotic youth!
The same should be emulated across the country.
— gogreen (@Peacelover65) August 16, 2019
This kind of news reinstills my faith in humanity. 🙏
— Devika (@Dayweekaa) August 16, 2019
Netizens found this extremely uplifting and expressed joy over the efforts of the youth. And we’re happy that the family of the soldier can lead their life with their head held high.