था वो दिन प्यार का

A soldier doesn’t fight because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

From the icy terrain of Himalaya to the scorching heat of the desert, they guard us as their family all day and night without complaining. It will be fair to say, while these soldiers are making sure of the peace and safety of every citizen, we should respect every soldier, who has and is serving our country.

From the dawn of our independence, they have been guarding us against the intruders, terrorists, and other external attacks. Since 1947, we have faced several major wars and in each case, even in the worst condition, we have snatched victory from enemies with the help of our powerful, devotional, and extremely talented Indian Army.

This poem was written for the Pulwama attack which was one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir on 14th February 2019. The attack resulted in the deaths of our 40 CRPF soldiers. Nevertheless, I believe no day should go by when we should not remind ourselves of the soldiers who suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. For, the nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.

" था वो दिन प्यार का
गुलाब, मिठाई और इज़हार का
पृथ्वी के जन्नत पर वो आया
संग अपने प्यार का तोहफ़ा ना लाया ।

क्या रह गयी थी इस देश के प्यार में कमी
आखिर क्यूँ अपनानी पड़ी पड़ोसी सरजमीं
ना देखा आतंकी और शूरवीर में अंतर
अपने ही देश के सीने पे भोखा खंजर।

शूरवीरों का बहाया है रक्त
अब समय है हमारा होने को सख्त
देखोगे हमारे देश माता का क्रोध
जब लेंगे अपने शहीदों का प्रतिशोध

होगा वो दिन इंतक़ाम का
हमारे देशभक्ति के ईमान का
तुम्हारी धरती पर हम भी आएंगे
गुलाब का रंग तुम्हारे सीमा पे बहाएंगे ।

ना होगी राजनीति ना कूटनीति
जवान हमारे......
यमराज के संग मौत का तोहफ़ा लाएंगे
जवान हमारे ......
यमराज के संग मौत का तोहफ़ा लाएंगे "

- शुभम उपाध्याय

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  1. Yogesh

    Beautiful words and emotionally charged. Salute to our soldiers. Jai Hind.

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