Line of Fire : Line of Fire A TRUE STORY Software : Software Vivek Pradhan a project manager in software company ,travelling in comfort of Shatabdi was not a happy man! He was not permitted to travel by air.
He sighed and opened his case and took out the laptop.
"Are you from the software industry sir," The man sitting beside him asked in an appreciative tone. Progress : Progress “ Yes” said Vivek
The Man continued "You people have brought so much advancement to the country, Sir. Today everything is getting computerized.“
“Thanks,” said Vivek Slide 4: "You people always amaze me," the Man continued, "You sit in an office and write something on a computer and it does so many big things outside." Slide 5: The Man added “It should be very complicated no wonder you people are so highly paid.”
“You people do not know the problems we face" , said Vivek, “it was easier when I was doing only programming and coding” Uneasy life : Uneasy life Vivek continued “Life never get easy as you go up the ladder. To tell you about the pressures,
there is the customer at one end, always changing his requirements,
the user at the other, wanting something else, and
your boss, always expecting you to have finished it yesterday." Line of Soft Fire : Line of Soft Fire Pradhan paused in his diatribe.
What he had said, was not merely the outburst of a wronged man, it was the truth.
"My friend," he concluded "you don't know what it is to be in the Line of Fire". Line of Fire : Line of Fire The man sat back in his chair, his eyes closed as if in realization.
When he spoke after sometime, it was with a calm certainty that surprised Pradhan.
"I know sir,..... I know what it is to be in the Line of Fire.......“ Point 4875 : Point 4875 "There were 30 of us when we were ordered to capture Point 4875 in the cover of the night.
The enemy was firing from the top.
There was no knowing where the next bullet was going to come from and for whom.
only 4 of us were alive. In the morning when we finally hoisted the tricolour at the top " "You are a...?" : "You are a...?" "I am Subedar Sushant from the 13 J&K Rifles on duty at
Peak 4875 in Kargil.
They tell me I have completed my term and can opt for a soft assignment.
But, tell me sir, can one give up duty just because it makes life easier. “ Dawn : Dawn On the dawn of that capture,
One of my colleagues lay injured in the snow,
Open to enemy fire while we were hiding behind a bunker.
It was my job to go and fetch that soldier to safety. Permission Refused : Permission Refused But my Captain Batra Sahib refused me permission and went ahead himself.
He said that the first pledge he had taken as a Gentleman Cadet was to put the The Pledge : The Pledge safety and welfare of the nation foremost
followed by the safety and welfare of the men he commanded...
....his own personal safety came last, always and every time ". LINE OF FIRE : LINE OF FIRE "He was killed as he shielded and brought that injured soldier into the bunker
Every morning thereafter, as we stood guard, I could see him taking all those bullets, which were actually meant for me .
I know sir....I know, what it is to be in the Line of Fire." Valour and Duty : Valour and Duty Pradhan looked at him in disbelief not sure of how to respond.
He switched off the laptop.
It seemed trivial, even insulting to edit a Word document
in the presence of a man for whom valour and duty was a daily part of life; Slide 16: The train slowed down as it pulled into the station,
and Subedar Sushant picked up his bags to alight.
"It was nice meeting you sir." Salute the Nation : Salute the Nation Vivek fumbled with the handshake.
Suddenly, as if by impulse, he stood up at attention and his right hand went up in an impromptu salute.
It was the least he felt he could do for the country. Dedicated to all who sacrificed today so that we may have a better tomorrow : Dedicated to all who sacrificed today so that we may have a better tomorrow Presentation Created by Dr D. M. Mohunta : Presentation Created by Dr D. M. Mohunta ONLY FOR PRIVATE VIEWING