from the desk of Executive editor/Nishant karpatne
A very popular Urdu lyric says शहिदों के मजारों पर लगेंगे , हर बरस मेले … Today on 1st July, a great soldier was born. We all country men bow our heads in fond remembrance of Veer Abdul on his birthday today. Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid, PVC, was a valiant Indian Army soldier who posthumously received India’s highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra, for his actions during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Hamid joined the army in December 1954, and was posted to the 4th Battalion of the Grenadiers regiment.
Veer Abdul Hamid laid down his life fighting Pakistani Army on
10 September 1965 at Morcha Khem Karan. He left behind his Veerangana wife
Rasoolan Bibi and
Children, Ali Hasan, Talat Mehmood, Zainul Hasan, Nazbun Nisha, Junaid Alam. We all Indians salute his parents mother Sakina Begum and father Mohammad Usman for having a brave heart son who sacrificed his life in service to motherland.
Veer Abdul Hamid served in army from 1954 to 1965 . He is a true and fittest symbol of our national unity.
Today, when our country is facing challenges on communal issues. Youths irrespective of caste and community can look up to Veer Abdul Hamid for inspiration. Let’s take a pledge on his birthday to serve our beloved country. Let’s take a pledge to rise above considerations of caste and community and be United as only Indians.