Dear Soldier, I Look at You With Awe

Anjana Jaya Prakash from Kerala sends her sandesh to a soldier

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Anjana Jaya Prakash from Kerala sends her sandesh to a soldier.
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Dear Soldier,

First of all, I would like to salute you for your immense efforts in safeguarding our country and its citizens. I am sorry in advance because this letter is going to be a long one. I belong to Kerala and my father used to serve as a doctor in the army. I’ve always had huge respect for our soldiers and fascination towards the profession. Like my father, I also wanted to serve our country in the armed forces, but unfortunately my health and physique prohibit me from fulfilling this dream.

I watch soldiers in awe, with pride and goosebumps.

I will remember you and your hard work everyday and pray for your safety. I will forever be proud of you. I know you have the courage to face every battle, yet I pray that peace prevails over war. Martyrdom is both a terrible loss and a source of pride for the country. I wish you get to meet your family and friends as soon as possible. I desire to get the chance to serve the army sometime in the future.

Thank you and a big salute to you once again!

Vande Mataram!

Anjana Jaya Prakash
Alappuzha, Kerala

Dear Soldier, I Look at You With Awe
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