Speaking about the life of a soldier of Indian armed forces and paramilitary forces . let me tell you about something of their life in the army.
1. WHAT JOB THEY DO?
the most important task of a soldier is to gaurd the nation and they do do it efficiently. every person know about this fact. They serve and only serve and sometimes die serving.
but how do they do this?
simple … obey the orders what you get from authorities.
never say no.
never be demanding.
and i will tell you that this is much necessary for army to function properly.
most of the times soldiers are not on the front. at that time self maintenance
tasks are performed . this covers all the things e.g.
fitness of the equipment.(vehicles, arms and various other things.)
most of the time of a soldier is spent in these things as these are the most important tasks.
training is tough and need to be done throughout their career.
(for paramilitary forces, it is somehow more tough.)
the schedule is very busy and you have to be ready for 24*7 always.
when they are on borders then all their hard work in peace time is tested.
this is what they prepare for.
2. HOW STRESSED THEY ARE?
stress is there in a soldier’s life many a times.
actually they have to deal with their civil and military life both at the same time.
they are posted in harsh terrains. some times Himalayas, sometime desert and sometime in water.
many times it happen that they don’t see their loved ones for months and years. the conditions are so harsh that they don’t even get basic things like water , proper food , medical facilities often.
imagine being at Siachin for months at a extreme temperature of -20 degrees .
sometimes in Rajasthan at 50 degrees.
sometimes in waters for months.
they see a lot of bloodshed too.
their friends die serving the country. they see that too. we all live in peace enjoying our 8 hours job and we are safe.
they can die anytime . they may not be able to see their families again .
they die and they die everyday.
stress still cant be expressed by thier body .
3. ARE THEY PROPERLY RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR JOB??
soldiers die everyday and no one gives a bullshit.
only talking about them, being sorry for their families, medals etc etc
is this enough. what happens to their kids??
they suffer a lot both in mental and financial ways.
what they do for us and what we give them is not balanced at all.
after doing so much for us and country they are not able to get a proper house for themselves . they can’t insure their kids future properly.
they die we talk
again they die and again we talk.
govt blames only and do nothing.
they are not given proper salaries for their job.
SOLDIERS ARE READY TO DIE FOR US AND WE CAN’T EVEN RECOGNIZE THEIR WORK PROPERLY.
but the fact is they dont even care . they still are ready to die.
they are fearless, tough, straightforward and hardworking and i have heard people saying that
” fauji to half mental hote hai “
i am proud of these mental people and always will be grateful to them.
THIS IS WHAT THEY DO FOR US AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WITH THEM.