As we celebrate India’s 70th Independence Day today, let me share with you 3 images from Jaipur that captures this occasion.
I shot the above picture at a recently held “Know your army” exhibition in Jaipur on Indian Independence Day. Indian army’s Sapta Shakti unit had organized 2 day event whereby they had displayed large number of equipment like armament & surveillance devices, night vision binoculars, mobile operation theater, tanks, anti-aircraft guns, laser markers etc. for kids and public. More on that in a separate post, later.
This kid was accompanied by his grand parents. They informed me that the army dress donned by this kid was specially stitched for the occasion. Grand father of this cute kid made him stand on an artillery ferrying army truck to click his picture with a mobile phone. That’s when I too captured one with my camera. I’m posting another picture of this kid with his grand parents at the end of this post, as a bonus!!
This picture is dedicated to soldiers of Indian Army who are ever vigilant to make sure that we all lead a normal life. Our neighboring country is well-known for their only export – Trained Terrorists sent on a mission to cause causalities and loss of life in India!! Indian army & Border Security Force ensures that they don’t infiltrate the borders.
The above picture captures cut outs which is part of the facade of a souvenir shop at Martyr’s Memorial with reflection of Shahid Smarak (Martyr’s Memorial) Amar Jawan Jyoti in Jaipur. The souvenir shop is part of a museum at Marty’r Memorial.
The words – Eternal Soldier means so much. It celebrates the spirit of a soldier who is ever ready to lay his life for the country.
The credit for India’s Independence movement goes to many freedom fighters, many of whom laid their life fighting for Independent India. Since the current generation has never seen or heard them, they lack the connect which their grand parents or parents experienced with these freedom fighters and leaders . In current context, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that people relate Independence better with Indian army since the Kargil war took place less than 20 years ago.
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I’m sharing two pictures as a bonus.
First picture -kid with his grand parents.