Anna Hazare a Patriot
His tryst with the army came when many Indian soldiers became martyrs in the Indo-China War of 1962 and the Government of India had appealed to young Indians to join the Indian army. Being passionate about patriotism, he promptly responded to the appeal and joined the Indian Army in 1963. During his 15-year tenure as a soldier, he was posted to several states like Sikkim, Bhutan, J&K, Assam, Mizoram, Leh and Ladakh and braved challenging environments.
In the 1965 Indo-Pak war, Hazare was posted at the Khemkaran border. On Nov 12, 1965, Pakistan launched air attacks on Indian positions and all of Hazare’s comrades became martyrs, It was a close shave for Hazare as one bullet had passed by his head. Hazare believes this was the turning point of his life as it meant he had a purpose to life. Anna was greatly influenced by Swami Vivekananda’s teachings. It was at that particular moment that Hazare took an oath to dedicate his life in the service of humanity, at the age of 26. That’s the reason why he pledged to be a bachelor.
By then he had completed only three years in the army and so would not be eligible for the pension scheme. In order to be self-sufficient, he continued to be in the army for 12 more years. After that, he opted for voluntary retirement and returned to his native place in Ralegan Siddhi, in the Parner tehsil of Ahmednagar district.
Here's a video of how he has transformed his village from a barren almost lifeless wilderness into a lush green township with abundant water, and bio gas. The village's biggest accomplishment is in non-conventional energy. For example, all the village streets are lit by solar lights. Each light has a separate solar panel.
Here's a must-see video on how he did it. Now don't you wish our 'worthy' politicians had even 1% of the dedication shown by Anna? If they had, rural India would have been completely transformed. We could then have confidently said, India IS shining!
There's hope yet! We will overcome!
Brig (Dr) C P Joshi
SHOCKING REVELATIONS ABOUT CHIDAMBARAM AND PRANAB
Regards...............K K Punchhi
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