As we celebrate India’s 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 a two day event whereby they had displayed a large number of equipments like armament & surveillance devices, night vision binoculars, mobile operation theater, tanks, anti-aircraft guns, laser markers etc. for kids and the public. I will share more on that in a separate post.
This kid was accompanied by his grandparents. I was told that the army dress donned by the kid was specially stitched for independence day. Proud grandfather made him stand on an artillery ferrying army truck & clicked his picture on his mobile phone. I’m posting another picture of this kid with his grand parents later in this post.
This picture is dedicated to soldiers of Indian Army who are always on guard to ensure that we all lead a normal life. Our neighboring country is well-known for their only export – Trained Terrorists & ultras! They are sent with a mission to cause maximum causalities and loss of life!! Indian army & Border Security Forces 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 a reflection of Shahid Smarak (Martyr’s Memorial) Amar Jawan Jyoti in Jaipur. The souvenir shop is part of a museum at Marty’r Memorial.
This word “Eternal Soldier” carries so much meaning. 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 an Independent India. Since the current generation has never seen or heard much about them, they lack the connect which their grand parents or parents experienced with freedom fighters and leaders. In this context, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that people relate Independence better with Indian army since the Kargil war with Pakistan took place less than 20 years ago.
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Here are bonus pictures.
First picture captures a kid with his grandparents. I have already shared a picture of this kid in this post.