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सन्धि-वचन संपूज्य उसी का जिसमें शक्ति विजय की

Dinkar

So long as you showed forgiveness to the enemy in good faith, 

the wicked Kauravas thought you to be cowards.

The truth is that the effulgence of humility resides in the arrow ( of strength),

Offers of Pacts & treaties are respected only when backed by invincible strength to Win ! 

On a historic day when the news of Bharatiya Vayu Sena ( Bharat’s AirForce) rendered the terrorist launch pads inside PoJK to ashes, the @adgpi tweeted the above lines.

The entire poem of Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ is given below.

 

क्षमा, दया, तप, त्याग, मनोबल
सबका लिया सहारा
पर नर व्याघ्र सुयोधन तुमसे
कहो, कहाँ, कब हारा?

क्षमाशील हो रिपु-समक्ष
तुम हुये विनत जितना ही
दुष्ट कौरवों ने तुमको
कायर समझा उतना ही।

अत्याचार सहन करने का
कुफल यही होता है
पौरुष का आतंक मनुज
कोमल होकर खोता है।

क्षमा शोभती उस भुजंग को
जिसके पास गरल हो
उसको क्या जो दंतहीन
विषरहित, विनीत, सरल हो।

तीन दिवस तक पंथ मांगते
रघुपति सिन्धु किनारे,
बैठे पढ़ते रहे छन्द
अनुनय के प्यारे-प्यारे।

उत्तर में जब एक नाद भी
उठा नहीं सागर से
उठी अधीर धधक पौरुष की
आग राम के शर से।

सिन्धु देह धर त्राहि-त्राहि
करता आ गिरा शरण में
चरण पूज दासता ग्रहण की
बँधा मूढ़ बन्धन में।

सच पूछो, तो शर में ही
बसती है दीप्ति विनय की
सन्धि-वचन संपूज्य उसी का
जिसमें शक्ति विजय की।

सहनशीलता, क्षमा, दया को
तभी पूजता जग है
बल का दर्प चमकता उसके
पीछे जब जगमग है। 

 – रामधारी सिंह दिनकर 

 

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FAQs on One Rank-One Pension

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday that the government has completed processes and will implement “one rank, one pension” for the armed forces soon.

“My ministry has completed all formalities and OROP will be implemented,” Parrikar said at a function boycotted by two war veterans who were to be felicitated.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the scheme.

What is One Rank, One Pension?

The ‘one rank, one pension’ rule means that retired soldiers of the same rank and length of service will receive the same pension, regardless of when they retire.

As of now, the date of retirement determines the amount of pension. With each Pay Commission coming up with its recommendations every 10 years, the military veterans who retire early, receive less pension as compared to those who retired later with the same rank and length of service

Under OROP, a sepoy who retired in 1995, for instance, would get the same amount of pension as the one who retired in 1996.

Who will benefit from OROP?

Ex-servicemen drawing pensions will benefit from the OROP scheme, especially those who retired before 2006. Why? Because at present, pensioners who retired before 2006 draw less pension than their counterparts and even their juniors. The scheme will benefit all three services — air force, navy and army.

How much will the OROP scheme cost the government?

The United Progressive Alliance government in their interim budget had announced an amount of Rs 500 crore for the scheme. However, NDA’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget announcement allotted Rs 1,000 crore for the scheme.

Source – Rediff

Hon. Capt Bana Singh – Param Vir Chakra

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The citation for the Param Vir Chakra awarded to Bana Singh reads :

NB SUB BANA SINGH
8 JAK LI (JC-155825)

“Naib Subedar Bana Singh volunteered to be a member of a task force constituted in June 1987 to clear an intrusion by an adversary in the Siachen Glacier area at an altitude of 21,000 feet. The post was virtually an impregnable glacier fortress with ice walls, 1500 feet high, on both sides. Naib Subedar Bana Singh led his men through an extremely difficult and hazardous route. He inspired them by his indomitable courage and leadership. The brave Naib Subedar and his men crawled and closed in on the adversary. Moving from trench to trench, lobbing hand grenades, and charging with the bayonet, he cleared the post all intruders.
Nb Subedar Bana Singh displayed the most conspicuous gallantry and leadership under the most adverse conditions”

…… and yet, we can see the apathy of the J&K government in honouring a Hero.

In an interview to Claude Arpi, 

CA: I understand that you had a good offer from the Punjab Government?

BanaSingh : The Punjab Government has a deep respect for the Indian Army. They have offered me Rs 25 lakhs and a monthly allowance of Rs 15,000 and a 25 acre plot if I accept to move to Punjab. But I refused.

CA: Why?

BS: Because I consider myself a State Subject of Jammu and Kashmir. My own State gives me Rs 160/month only as an allowance for having won the Param Vir Chakra, the highest bravery award. It is the way we are treated in Jammu and Kashmir.

Read the interview with this hero

and

A Brief sketch of his life and his heroic deeds