A few years ago, I shared a room with a girl whose dream was to be a pilot in the air force. Her ‘side’ of the wall was filled with Surya Kiran posters. I’ve been witness to her incredible journey – from appearing in the SSB interview and her initial tough days of training to the countless exams (both literally and figuratively) that she’s passed from then on. I can only say it’s a life of sacrifice and selflessness, and that it takes a certain amount of pluck to make that choice!
Much respect for all those in the armed forces! Happy Independence Day, everyone!