Saluting The True ‘Unsung Heroes’

Saluting The True ‘Unsung Heroes’

Maneesh Rout Shivasish Sahu | Sep 03, 2018

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Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.

The evening of 30 August 2018 was dedicated to all the brave souls of the nation who have given up the luxuries of life to ensure us a peaceful sleep. For the first time in Odisha, an event was organised by the citizens of Rourkela to commemorate and honour the gallantry and courage of the police and the security forces who defend the nation from both internal and external conflicts, sacrificing their lives for the motherland.

The event ‘Heroes – The Unsung Ones’ was organised at the Civic Centre, Rourkela. Jawans from CISF, CRPF, RPF, OSAP, GRP, ODRAF, Traffic Department, District Police graced the occasion along with their families to witness the gala event. DIGP Western Range, Rourkela Mrs. Kavita Jalan, SP Rourkela; Dr. Umashankar Dash, CRPF Commandant Mr. SP Upadhya were present along with many senior IAS and IPS officers. Famous Ollywood actress Lipsa Mishra also joined the stage to entertain the jawans with her presence.

Synergy, the Official dance club under the Arts and Culture society of SAC, NIT Rourkela was invited to perform and mesmerise the audience. A troop of 20 dancers comprising sophomores and pre-final years performed on many hit tracks and swayed the audience to their steps.

We were overwhelmed for getting this opportunity to perform in front of these people, who are an epitome of sacrifice and courage which motivates us to become better human beings.

Aswin Kumar Raju, President of Synergy, said.

The event was organised by a team comprising of Kalol Thakur, Vinay Singh and Irshad Khan. Chinmaya Samal, a 2nd year MBA student of NIT Rourkela and a core team member of Rourkela Tips also coordinated the event.

The event proved to be a befitting tribute to all the brave hearts of the nation and served as a golden opportunity to express our gratitude to them. Team MM salutes all the fearless security personnel for their heroics and sacrifices for our motherland.  

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