Read Sandesh Sent to Soldiers by Their Family, And Write Yours Now

This Independence Day, pay tribute to the soldiers you may never have met or seen.

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Illustrator: Aroop Mishra
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How do soldiers keep in touch with their families while at the battlefield? How do families talk to the beloved soldiers who stay away for months?

Away from home and living in harsh conditions, a letter, ghar se, can soothe the wrung nerves of soldiers, convey to them the much-needed warmth of home. And, for the families of martyrs, letters are mementos which keep alive our brave heroes.

The Quint’s 'With Love, Ghar Se' attempts to chronicle these emotional exchanges. Original letters written by family members to Captain Vijayant Thapar, Major CB Dwivedi, Captain Vikram Batra, Major Akshay Girish, and Naik Deepchand are testament to the bond which families and faujis were able to cement, despite being miles away.


On the occasion of Independence Day, it is time to give back. You might not know these soldiers by face, but you can tell them how much you respect them, value them, and feel for them.

The Quint is asking you to write and record your sandesh to a soldier – a tribute and a token of appreciation for the soldiers you may have never met or even seen. 

Salute the soldiers for their commitment and bravery via us. Through 'Sandesh to a Soldier', The Quint wants to connect Indian citizens to soldiers as a token of gratitude and appreciation as well as a patriotic exercise.

So, pick up the phone, write a letter or record your message, and email your sandesh to or WhatsApp at 9999008335.

Jai Hind!

The Quint’s ‘With Love, Ghar Se’ attempts to chronicle these emotional exchanges.
(Illustration: Aroop Mishra/The Quint)

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