Monday, 30 December 2013

Love at one side

           
Yeah, I finally have to accept
That it was and it is at only one side
No matter how much I wait and long for it
It is not going to change
My LOVE, It will never change
It will always remain at one side

I had confessed it a long back
Before two years or more
And I had believed
I deserve to anticipate in return
The same thing which I give thou

But I was proved wrong
By the time or my fate or thou
I don't know whom to point at
Why to blame anybody else
For the thing I was made to learn
that there is always something or someone
Labeled as 'you can't have'

I never feel sympathy on myself
Neither I curse myself for the fall
Nor I am regretting thinking about the past
Instead I thank the Lord
And I greet myself
For having got an experience to go through

The pain and hurt I was given enough
Have made me strong, more to be like a stone
The insult that came running my behind
Has taken away all my shame
In turn making me bold
Killing my old soul at it's end
The journey of LOVE gave me a rebirth

Let it be the way it is, at one side
Let it keep flowing like a river
Which always flows in one direction
Towards it's destiny
And never expects anything to come back
My LOVE is also a river
It will keep flowing beyond the time and space


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A Walk Without You

 I have been walking continuously
Since the moment you walked away from me
I walk alone all the time though
It feels like you are accompanying me
Without you, yet with your memories
You make me not to feel lonely

I keep walking irrespective of day and night
On the day time your shadow walks along
Sometimes leading me, some other time it just follows
At night your smile showers on me
Like the moonlight in the dark sky
Enlightening me all through the journey





I take a pause often and sit for rest
Even there you sit beside me
I try to recall the destinations
That I have crossed so far
But I can remember nothing
Except you standing in all those stations

Tell me, What is this walk for??
To search for myself
Yes, I have lost myself in your love
You have stolen all those I had owned
My life, my dreams, my soul and everything
In search of those I have been walking




Monday, 9 December 2013

God, I hate you


Oh God, why did you take him??
Forever far away from all of us
He wanted to laugh and cry still more
You don't give a chance at all
Injustice it is, never excusable

Why God? Why did you choose him??
Among the millions on this Earth
Why him...??
What was the sin he committed??
To make you end his journey
In the very beginning itself

I hate you, for the thing you did
You are meant for kindness
But you turned out to be cruel
Never deserved he such a painful death
Yet he was made to
Hate you God, I really hate you


Sunday, 1 December 2013

I want to forget MYSELF

I was sure that I had succeeded
In burrying them completely
But, I realized the truth later
When after a few days they woke up from the grave
And started running slowly
On the streets of my heart

They do not simply run
They hit me, kick me hard
They make me stop on my journey and look back
Once a while into the past
Making me feel empty
They keep on coming in plenty

I got to know, I can never kill them
They rise from the ashes again
Because MEMORIES they are
Meant to be immortal in one's heart

I tried a lot and finally I gave up
I have stopped trying to push them away
Rather I want to forget myself
I want to forget how I laughed and how I cried
How I walked on till yesterday
Yes, Let me forget myself





Tuesday, 19 November 2013

ಲಜ್ಜೆ

       
ಹೃದಯದಾಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಭದ್ರವಾಗಿ ಬೇರು ಬಿಟ್ಟು
ಕ್ಷಣ ಕ್ಷಣವೂ ಇಂಚು ಇಂಚಾಗಿ
ಹೊಸ ಕವಲುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿಗುರುತ್ತ
ಮೈಮನಗಳನ್ನು ಗಾಢವಾಗಿ ಆವರಿಸಿ
ಬಿರಿದು ಅರಳಿ ನಿಂತಿದೆ ನಗುವಾಗಿ

ಮುಖದ ಬಿಳಿ ಪರದೆಯ ಮೇಲೆ
ಮೂಡುತಿದೆ ಹೊಸ ಕಿರಣಗಳ ಬೆಳಕು
ಬದಲಾಯಿಸುತ್ತ ಬಣ್ಣಗಳ ಅಂಗಿಯನ್ನು
ಬರೆಯುವುದು ಭಾವಗಳ ಚಿತ್ತಾರಗಳನ್ನು
ಮನದ ಏರಿಳಿತಗಳ ದಾಖಲಿಸುವಂತೆ

ಕನ್ನಡಿಯ ಮುಂದೆ ನಿಂತು
ಕಣ್ಣುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಣ್ಣಿಟ್ಟು ಈ ಮನಸು
ಪ್ರತಿಬಿಂಬದ ಬಿಂಬವನ್ನು ಸೆರೆಹಿಡಿಯುವಾಗ
ಗುಪ್ತವಾಗಿ ಜಾರುತ್ತಿದೆ ಹೃದಯ ಬಡಿತವು
ಸೋಲುವುದು ಈ ಉಸಿರು ಎದೆಯೊಳಗೆ



Saturday, 16 November 2013

ಅಂತರ್ಯುದ್ಧ

              
ಎಷ್ಟೋ ವರ್ಷಗಳೇ ಕಳೆದುಹೋದವಲ್ಲ
ಅವರಿಬ್ಬರ ನಡುವೆ ಯುದ್ಧ ಶುರುವಾಗಿ
ಯಾರು ಸರಿ ಯಾರು ತಪ್ಪು
ಎನ್ನುವುದಂತೂ ತೀರ ಸಿಗದ ಸಮುದ್ರಯಾನ
ಈಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಇಬ್ಬರೂ ಸಹ

ಅವ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾನೆ ಇವನಿಗೆ
ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಬಾಲ್ ಗೂ ಸಿಕ್ಸ್ ಹೊಡಿಯೋಣ
ಒಂದೊಂದೇ ರನ್ ತೆಗೆಯುವುದೇಕೆ
ಪಿಚ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ವಿಕೆಟ್ ಗಳ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಓಟ

ಸಿಕ್ಸ್ ಆದರೆ ನಿಂತಲ್ಲೇ ಬಾರಿಸಬಹುದು
ಎತ್ತಲೂ ಓಡಬೇಕಾದ ಪ್ರಮೇಯವಿಲ್ಲ
ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಬಲ ಹಾಕಿ ಹೊಡೆದರೆ ಬಾಲ್ ಗೆ
ಹೋಗಲೇಬೇಕದು ಬೇಲಿಯ ದಾಟಿ
ಅಲ್ಲದೇ ಮ್ಯಾಚ್ ಕೂಡ ಬೇಗನೇ
ಮುಗಿದುಹೋಗುವುದು ಚಿಂತೆಯಿಲ್ಲ

ಇವ ಮಾತ್ರ ಅವನನ್ನು ವಿರೋಧಿಸುತ್ತಾನೆ
ಒಮ್ಮೆಲೇ ಆರು ರನ್ ಗಳಿಸುವ ವೇಗವೇಕೆ?
ಒಂದೊಂದೇ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಇಡುತ್ತ
ಗಮ್ಯವನ್ನು ತಲುಪಿದರಾಗದೇ?

ನಿಂತಲ್ಲೇ ನಿಂತು ಸಿಕ್ಸ್ ಬಾರಿಸಿದರೇನು ಫಲ
ಚಲನೆಯಿಲ್ಲವೆಂದರೆ ಭೂಮಿಯು ಸತ್ತಂತೆ
ಪ್ರಯಾಸಪಟ್ಟು ಹೊಡೆಯುವುದೇಕೆ?
ಆರಾಮದಿಂದ ಒಂದೊಂದೇ ರನ್ ಗಳಿಸಿದರಾಯಿತಲ್ಲ
ಮ್ಯಾಚ್ ಮುಗಿಸುವ ಆತುರವೇಕೆ?
ಸಮಯದ ಮಿತಿಯೇ ತಿಳಿಯದಾದಾಗ

ಇಬ್ಬರಿಗೂ ಇಲ್ಲ ಔಟ್ ಆಗುವ ಭೀತಿ
ಯಾವ ರೀತಿ ಆಡಬೇಕೆಂಬುದೇ
ಬಗೆಹರಿಯದೇ ಉಳಿದಿರುವ ಗೊಂದಲ

Friday, 15 November 2013

ಕನಸು


ಕನಸು ಕಾಣು ಓ ಮನವೇ
ಕನಸಿರಬೇಕು ಕಣ್ಣಿನ ನೋಟಗಳಲ್ಲಿ
ಕನಸಿರಬೇಕು ಉಸಿರ ಬಿಸಿಯಲ್ಲಿ
ಕನಸಿರಬೇಕು ಹೃದಯದ ಪ್ರತಿ ಬಡಿತದಲ್ಲಿ
ಕನಸಿರಬೇಕು ಪ್ರತಿ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶದ ಹರ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿ
ಕನಸೇ ಎಲ್ಲರ ನಾಳೆಗಳ ಸೂತ್ರವು

ಕನಸೆಂದರೆ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಹಣತೆಗಳಂತೆ
ಕನಸುಗಳು ನೀಡುವವು ಭರವಸೆಯ ಬೆಳಕನ್ನು
ಕನಸುಗಳೆಂದರೆ ಮುತ್ತಿನ ಹಾರಗಳಂತೆ
ಕನಸು ತರುವುದು ಬದುಕಿಗೆ ಸಿರಿತನವನ್ನು
ಕನಸಿನ ಬಣ್ಣಗಳು ಸೇರಿದರೆ ಬಾಳಿನ ಚಿತ್ರಣ
ಕನಸಿನ ರಾಗಗಳೇ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬರ ಮಿಡಿತ
ಕನಸೇ ಎಲ್ಲ ಜೇವಗಳ ತುಡಿತವು

ಕನಸಿಲ್ಲದ ಬದುಕದು ಕಗ್ಗತ್ತಲ ನಾಡಿನಂತೆ
ಕನಸಿಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಕಣ್ಣುಗಳಾಗುವವು ಕುರುಡು
ಕನಸಿಲ್ಲದ ಮನಸದು ಕಲ್ಲು ಬಂಡೆಯಂತೆ
ಕನಸಿರದ ಹೊರತು ಮೂಡದು ಹೊಸ ಚಿಗುರು
ಕನಸು ತರುವುದು ಜೀವನೋತ್ಸಾಹವನ್ನು
ಕನಸೇ ಜೇವ ಸೆಲೆಯ ಮೂಲವು

ಕನಸಾಗಬೇಕು ಪ್ರತಿ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆಗೆ ಸಾಥಿ
ಕನಸಾಗಬೇಕು ನಮ್ಮ ಬದುಕಿಗೆ ಸಾರಥಿ
ಕನಸಿನ ಕಿರಣಗಳು ನೀಡಲಿ ನಾಳೆಗೆ ಬೆಳಕು
ಕನಸು ನಡೆಸುವುದು ಕೈ ಹಿಡಿದು ಎಲ್ಲರನ್ನು
ಕನಸು ತೋರುವುದು ಗಮ್ಯದತ್ತ ದಾರಿಯನ್ನು
ಕನಸನ್ನು ನನಸಾಗುವತ್ತ ಸಾಗಬೇಕು ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರ ಹಾದಿ

Monday, 11 November 2013

ಏತಕೆ ಹೊಸದಾದ ಹುಚ್ಚು ಈ ಮನಕೆ
ಮತ್ತೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಕಾಡುತಿದೆ ಅದೇ ಹಾಳು ಬಯಕೆ
ತುಡಿದಿದೆ ಮನವು ಆ ಹಿತವಾದ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶಕೆ
ಕರಗಿದೆ ಈ ತನುವು ಮೋಹದ ಬಿಸಿಗೆ||

ಚಂಚಲತೆಯ ಕೂಸಾಗಿದೆ ಈ ಜೀವವು
ಬೇರೆನನ್ನೂ ನೆನೆಯದು ಹುಚ್ಚುಮನವು
ಬಯಕೆಯ ಪಾಶಕ್ಕೆ ಸೋತುಹೋಗಿದೆ ಉಸಿರು
ಹಿಡಿತಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಗದಾಗಿದೆ ಓಟದ ವೇಗವು||

ಆ ಬಾಹುಬಂಧನದ ಸಿಹಿಯಾದ ನೋವು
ಆ ಸಿಹಿಚುಂಬನದ ಮತ್ತಿನ ಕಾವು
ಬೇಕೆನ್ನಿಸಿದೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಆ ರೋಮಾಂಚನವು
ತುಡಿಯುತಿದೆ ಈ ಹೃದಯ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ಷಣವು||

ಬೇಯುತಿದೆ ಪ್ರತಿಉಸಿರು ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ
ಹೇಳಲಾಗದ ಖುಷಿಯು ಈ ಅನಿಶ್ಚಿತತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ
ಕಳೆದುಹೋಗಲು ಬದುಕು ಈ ಭಾವದಲ್ಲಿ
ಧನ್ಯತೆಯ ನಿಟ್ಟುಸಿರು ಒಲವ ನೆನಪಲ್ಲಿ||

 

Thursday, 7 November 2013

ನಮ್ಮಿಬ್ಬರ ನಡುವೆ ಮೌನವೇ ಮಾತಾಗಿತ್ತು

                                
                "ಹ್ಞಂ..... ಥ್ಯಾಂಕ್ಸ್", ಆತ ಸಣ್ಣದಾಗಿ ಮುಗುಳ್ನಗುತ್ತಾ ಹೇಳಿದ. ನನ್ನ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗೆ
ಉತ್ತರವಾಗಿ.
                ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತೆ ಮೌನ ಹೆಪ್ಪುಗಟ್ಟಿತು. ಮುಂದೇನು ಮಾತಾಡಬೇಕೆನ್ನುವುದು ಇಬ್ಬರಿಗೂ ದೊಡ್ಡ
ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಯಾಗಿ ಕಾಣುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಗೋಪಾಲಕೃಷ್ಣ ದೇವಾಲಯದ ಎದುರಿಗಿನ ದೇವರ ಹೊಳೆಯ ದಡದಲ್ಲಿನ
ಕಟ್ಟೆಯ ಮೇಲೆ ಎದುರುಬದುರಾಗಿ ಕುಳಿತಿದ್ದ ನಮ್ಮಿಬ್ಬರ ಮನದ ಕೊಳದಲ್ಲೂ ಹೇಳಲಾಗದ ಒಂದು
ಬಗೆಯ ಉದ್ವೇಗ - ಉತ್ಸಾಹಗಳ ಅಲೆಗಳು ಒಮ್ಮೆಲೇ ಎದ್ದು ಮರುಕ್ಷಣದಲ್ಲೇ ಮಾಯವಾಗಿ
ಆಟವಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದವು. ಹೊಳೆಯ ಹರಿವಿನ ಜುಳುಜುಳು ಸದ್ದು, ತಮ್ಮ ತಮ್ಮ ಗೂಡಿಗೆ ಮರಳುತ್ತಿರುವ
ಹಕ್ಕಿಗಳ ಕಲರವ, ಸಾಯಂಕಾಲವೆಲ್ಲ ತಮ್ಮದೇ ಎನ್ನುವಂತೆ ಚೀರುವ ಜೀರುಂಡೆಗಳ ಸಂಗೀತ, ಅನತಿ
ದೂರದಲ್ಲೇ ಇರುವ ರೋಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಚಲಿಸುವ ವಾಹನಗಳ ಭರಾಟೆ - ಇವೆಲ್ಲವೂ ನಮ್ಮಿಬ್ಬರ ನಡುವಿನ
ಮೌನ ಸಂಭಾಷಣೆಯನ್ನು ಆಸ್ವಾದಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವಂತೆ ತೆರೆಯ ಹಿಂದೆ ಸರಿದು ಕುಳಿತಂತಿದ್ದವು. ಒಂದು
ಬಗೆಯ ಅನಿರ್ವಚನೀಯ ಮೌನ ಆ ಮುಸ್ಸಂಜೆಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಲಾಸ್ಯವಾಡುತ್ತಿತ್ತು.
                 ಅಲ್ಲೇನೂ ಮಾತಿಗೆ ಬರವಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಕಳೆದ ಒಂದು ವರ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೃದಯದಾಳದಲ್ಲೇ ಗೋಪುರ
ಕಟ್ಟಿದ್ದ ಸಾವಿರ ಕನಸುಗಳು, ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕೆಂದಿದ್ದ ನೂರಾರು ಭಾವಗಳು, ವಿರಹದ ಬೇಗೆಯಲ್ಲೇ
ಬೆಂದು ಬಾಡಿ ಹೋಗಿದ್ದ ತುಡಿತ-ಮಿಡಿತಗಳು ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ಮಾತಿನ ರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊರಹೊಮ್ಮಲು
ತವಕಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೂ, ನಾಲಿಗೆಯ ತುದಿಯ ತನಕ ಮಾತ್ರ ತಲುಪಿ ತುಟಿಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ ಬರಲಾರೆನೆಂದು
ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಕ್ಕಳಂತೆ ಹಠ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದವು. ಅನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತವಾಗಿ ಭೇಟಿಯಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ಅಮ್ಮೆಲೇ ಮೂಡಿದ
ಮಿಶ್ರಭಾವನೆಗಳ ಗೋಡೆಯು ಮಾತುಗಳ ಹರಿವಿಗೆ ಅಣೆಕಟ್ಟಿನಂತೆ ತಡೆಯಾಗಿ ನಿಂತಿತ್ತೇ ಎಂದು
ಯೋಚಿಸುವಂತಾಯಿತು.
              ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಆತ ಭೇಟಿಯಾದರೆ ಏನೇಲ್ಲ ಕೇಳಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಪ್ರತಿದಿನವೂ ಹೊಸ ಹೊಸ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಗಳ
ಪಟ್ಟಿಯನ್ನು ತಯಾರಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ನಾನು ಅಂದು ಆತನ ಎದುರು ಮೌನಗೌರಿಯಾಗಿ ಕುಳಿತಿದ್ದೆ. ಆ ಕ್ಷಣದಲ್ಲಿ
ನನ್ನಲ್ಲಿನ ಭಾವಗಳ ಹೊಯ್ದಾಟಕ್ಕೆ ರೂಪ ನೀಡಲೇನೋ ಎಂಬಂತೆ ನನ್ನ ಬಲಗೈ ಕಟ್ಟೆಯ ಪಕ್ಕದಲ್ಲಿನ
ಹುಲ್ಲುಗಳನ್ನು ಕಿತ್ತುತ್ತಾ ಚಿತ್ತಾರ ಮೂಡಿಸಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುವಂತಿತ್ತು. ಅವನ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯೂ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ
ಹೊರತಾಗಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಕೆಲವೊಮ್ಮೆ ಹೊಳೆಯ ಕಡೆ, ಇನ್ನು ಕೆಲವೊಮ್ಮೆ ಆಗಸವನ್ನು ಚುಂಬಿಸಲು
ಹೊರಟಿದ್ದ ಮರಗಳ ಕಡೆ ಚಲಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಅವನ ಕಂಗಳು ಹೊಸ ಬಗೆಯ ಕವಿತೆಯೊಂದನ್ನು
ಹೊಸೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವಂತೆ ತೋರುತ್ತಿದ್ದವು. ನಮ್ಮಿಬ್ಬರ ಈ ತೊಳಲಾಟಕ್ಕೆ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದ ಪ್ರಕೃತಿ ದೇವಿ
ಅದೆಷ್ಟು ಬಾರಿ ನಕ್ಕಳೋ ಏನೋ.
                ಚಳಿಗಾಲದ ದಿನವಾಗಿದ್ದರಿಂದ ನಿಧಾನವಾಗಿ ಕತ್ತಲೆ ಎಲ್ಲ ದಿಕ್ಕುಗಳಿಂದ ಆವರಿಸುತ್ತ ನಿಶೆಯ
ಆಗಮನವನ್ನು ಸಾರತೊಡಗಿತ್ತು. ಸಮಯ ಕೂಡ ೬.೩೦ ರ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಹತ್ತಿರದಲ್ಲಿತ್ತು.
"ಸಂಜೆಯಾಯಿತಲ್ಲವೇ, ಇನ್ನು ಹೊರಡೋಣ", ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾ ಆತ ಎದ್ದು ನಿಂತ. ನಾನು ಹುಲ್ಲು
ಕೀಳುವುದನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಮೇಲೆದ್ದೆ. "ತಡವಾದರೆ ಮನೆಯ ಹಾದಿ ಕಾಣಲಿಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲ. ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ
ಭೇಟಿಯಾದಾಗ ಮಾತನಾಡೋಣ". ಆತನ ಈ ಮಾತಿಗೆ ಉತ್ತರವಾಗಿ ನಾನು ಬರೀ ಮುಗುಳ್ನಕ್ಕೆನಷ್ಟೆ.
ಇಬ್ಬರೂ ಚಪ್ಪಲಿಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಕಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾ ಮನೆಯ ಹಾದಿಯ ಕಡೆ ಹೊರಳುತ್ತ ನಾಲ್ಕು ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ
ಸಾಗುವಷ್ಟರಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಆತ ನನ್ನ ಹೆಸರನ್ನೊಮ್ಮೆ ಮೃದುವಾಗಿ ಕರೆದಂತಾಯಿತು. ನಾನು ಹಿಂತಿರುಗಿ ಏನು
ಎಂಬಂತೆ ಆತನತ್ತ ನೋಡಿದೆ. "ನಿನ್ನನ್ನು ಮನೆಯ ತನಕ ತಲುಪಿಸಿ ಆಮೇಲೆ ನಾನು ಮನೆಗೆ
ಹೋಗುತ್ತೇನೆ" ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾ ಆತ ನನ್ನ ಪಕ್ಕ ಬಂದು ನಿಂತ. ಒಂದು ಕ್ಷಣ ಇಬ್ಬರ ಕಂಗಳು ಸಂಧಿಸಿದವು.
ಮರುಕ್ಷಣವೇ ಇಬ್ಬರ ಮುಖದಲ್ಲೂ ನಗು ಆವರಿಸಿತು. ಕೆಂಪು ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಆ ರಸ್ತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಧಾನವಾಗಿ
ಇಬ್ಬರ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆಗಳು ಜೊತೆಜೊತೆಯಾಗಿ ಮೂಡತೊಡಗಿದವು. ಆಗಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಗ ತಾನೇ ಅರಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದ
ಬಿದಿಗೆಯ ಚಂದಿರ ತಿಳಿಬೆಳದಿಂಗಳ ನಗೆಯನ್ನು ಚೆಲ್ಲುತ್ತಿದ್ದ.

Friday, 27 September 2013

ಕದನ

ಮತ್ತೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಮೊಳಗುತಿದೆ ಗುಂಡಿನ ದಾಳಿ
ಶಾಂತಿಯ ಹೊದಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಕಿತ್ತೆಸೆದು
ಎಲ್ಲೆಡೆ ಹರಿಯುತಿದೆ ನೆತ್ತರಿನ ಹೊಳೆಯು
ಜೀವಜಲವನನ್ನೇ ಬತ್ತಿಸುವಂತೆ
ಆವರಿಸಿದೆ ಎತ್ತಲೂ ಭಯದ ಹೊಗೆಯು

ಅಯ್ಯೋ, ಇದೇನಿದು?
ಪುಟ್ಟ ಮಗುವಿನ ಆಕ್ರಂದನ ಕೇಳಿಸುತಿದೆ
ಅದೋ, ಒಬ್ಬಾಕೆ ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿದ್ದಿದ್ದಾಳೆ
ಬಾಂಬುಗಳ ಸದ್ದಿನಿಂದ ತಾನು
ಶಾಶ್ವತವಾಗಿ ಬಚಾವ್ ಆದೆನೆಂಬಂತೆ
ಅದ್ಯಾರೋ ದೂರದಲ್ಲಿ ಉಸಿರಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಕ್ಷೀಣವಾಗಿ
ಇನ್ನೆರಡು ಕ್ಷಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕೊನೆಯೆಂಬಂತೆ

ಆತ ಯಾವುದೋ ಮೂಲೆಯ ಹಳ್ಳಿಯವನು
ದೇಶಸೇವೆಯೆಂಬುದು ಅವನ ಉಸಿರು
ಧೈರ್ಯ, ತ್ಯಾಗಗಳ ಮಹಾನ್ ಆತ್ಮವಿಂದು
ಅನಾಥ ಶವವಾಗಿ ಹೋಯಿತಲ್ಲ
ತನ್ನ ಮಗನನ್ನು ಕಳೆದುಕೊಂಡ
ತಾಯಿ ಭಾರತಿಗೆ ಅಳುವೂ ಬರುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ
ಕಣ್ಣೀರಿಗೂ ಬರ ಬಂದಿತೇ?

ಅಗೋ, ರಾಜಧಾನಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಯಾಗಿ
ಹವಾ ನಿಯಂತ್ರಿತ ಕೋಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕುಳಿತು
ತಮ್ಮ ಪದವಿ ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠೆಗಳ ಸಲುವಾಗಿ
ನಡೆಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಲಾಬಿ ಲೋಭಗಳನ್ನು
ಎಲ್ಲ ಮುಗಿದ ಮೇಲೆ ಇದ್ದೇ ಇದೆಯಲ್ಲ
ವಿಷಾದ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸುವ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ
ಬರುತ್ತಾರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಜನಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳು

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

ಹನಿಗವನ

1.
ಖಾಲಿಯಾದವು ಕವನಗಳ ಬರೆದು
ಬಿಳಿಯ ಹಾಳಗಳೆಲ್ಲ
ಹೃದಯದ ಲೇಖನಿಯು ಹಾಳಾಗದಲ್ಲ
ಒಲವಿನ ಮಸಿಯೂ ಮುಗಿದಿಲ್ಲ

2.
ಕಪ್ಪು ಬಿಳುಪಿನ
ಈ ಕನಸುಗಳನ್ನು
ಬಣ್ಣಹಚ್ಚಿ ನನಸಾಗಿಸಲು
ಕುಂಚ ಹಿಡಿದು ಎಂದು ಬರುವನೋ
ನನ್ನ ಬಾಳ ಚಿತ್ರಕಾರ

3.
ಸಿಹಿ ಮುತ್ತನಿಡಲೇ
ಹುಸಿ ಪೆಟ್ಟುಕೊಡಲೇ
ಹೇಗೆ ತಿಳಿಹೇಳಲಿ
ನಲ್ಲ ನಿನಗೆ
ಹೃದಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಹತ್ತಿಕ್ಕಲಾಗದ
ನನ್ನ ಹುಚ್ಚು ಪ್ರೀತಿಯನ್ನು

Thursday, 25 July 2013

THE STORY OF KARGIL WAR: PART 7

BALWAN SINGH

                          Balwan Singh Panghal was born in Sasrauli village in Jhajjar District of Haryana.
                           Lt. Balwan Singh, an alumnus of Sainik School Kunjpura, was commissioned from the OTA on 06 March 1999 into 18 Grenediers. The Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) was awarded to him for his acts of bravery in Kargil war.

                            Lieutenant Balwan Singh and his Ghataks were tasked to assault Tiger Hill Top on 03 July 1999 as part of multi-pronged attack from the North East direction.
                           The route to the objective was untrodden, interspersed with pointed rocks and thick snow at a height of 16,500 feet. The officer executed his task with courage and determination.
                           The team led and exhorted by him moved over twelve hours under intense artillery shelling to reach the designated spur. This move took the enemy totally by surprise as his team used cliff assault mountaineering equipment to reach the Tiger Hill Top stealthily.
                         On seeing the Ghataks, the enemy reacted in panic with intense automatic fire causing serious injury to the officer and his team.
                        He refused to be evacuated and unmindful of his injury and grave condition, moved swiftly to encircle the intruders. His adversaries had no choice but to flee from the fury of accurate fire of the Ghataks.
                        The officer’s unparalleled courage under enemy fire and determination led to capturing Tiger Hill, the most important objective of our troops in Operation Vijay.
                         LOC Kargil by JP Dutta is based on the same story, Akshay Khanna played him in the film. Dutta met with Balwan for the details of the encounter in Mumbai.
                         Two years after the historic triumph, Balwan Singh married Yamuna, the daughter of an advocate in Jhajjar.

PADMAPANI ACHARYA

                         Major Padmapani Acharya MVC was an officer in the Indian army. He was awarded the Indian military honour, Maha Vir Chakra for his actions during the Kargil War on 28th Jun 1999.

KARGIL WAR:

                           On 28 June 1999, in the battalion attack on the Tololing feature by the 2nd Rajputana Rifles, Major Padmapani Acharya as a Company Commander, was assigned the formidable task of capturing an enemy position which was heavily fortified and strongly held with mine fields and sweeping machine gun and artillery fire. Success of the battalion and brigade operation hinged on the early capture of this position. However the company attack almost faltered at the very beginning, when the enemy's artillery fire came down squarely on the leading platoon, inflicting large numbers of casualties. With utter disregard to his personal safety, Major Padmapani Acharya took the reserve platoon and led it through raining artillery shells.
                      Even as his men were falling to enemy fire, he continued to encourage his men and charged at the enemy with the reserve platoon up the steep rock face. Unmindful of the hail of bullets from the enemy's bunker, Major Padmapani Acharya crawled up to the bunker and lobbed grenades. Severely injured and unable to move, he ordered his men to leave him and charge at the enemy while he continued to fire. The bunker was finally over-run and the objective was captured.
                      After completion of the mission, Major Acharya succumbed to his injuries. A few days before the capture of Tololing Top, Major Acharya wrote a letter to his father in which he added a quote from the Bhagvad Gita which stated, hato va prapsyasi svargam jitva va bhoksyase mahim tasmad uttistha kaunteya yuddhaya krta niscayah [Bg. 2.37]
                       "Die, and you will win heaven; conquer, and you enjoy sovereignty of the earth; therefore, stand up, Arjuna, determined to fight." For conspicuous gallantry and supreme sacrifice, Major Padmapani Acharya was honoured with the Maha Vir Chakra, posthumously.
                        Maj. Acharya was originally from Orissa and was a resident of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

SANJAY KUMAR

                            Rifleman Sanjay Kumar , PVC of 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, is a recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military award. He was the leading Scout of a team tasked to capturing Area Flat Top on July 4, 1999 during the Kargil war. The area was held by Pakistan military. Having scaled the cliff, the team was pinned down by machine gun fire from an enemy bunker, about 150 meters away.
                              Kumar, realizing the magnitude of the problem and the detrimental effect this bunker would have in the capture of Area Flat Top, crawled alone up the ledge, along a flank, and charged towards the enemy bunker through a hail of automatic fire. Almost instantly he took two bullets in his chest and forearm that left him bleeding profusely.
                              Though bleeding from the bullet wounds, he continued the charge towards the bunker. In hand-to-hand fighting, he killed three enemy soldiers. He then picked up an enemy machine gun and crept towards the second enemy bunker. The enemy soldiers, taken completely by surprise, were killed by him as they fled their post. Inspired by his act the rest of the platoon charged, assaulted the feature and captured Area Flat Top.

JERRY PREM RAJ

                                    Captain Jerry Prem Raj, VrC, was a commissioned officer in the Indian Army during the Kargil War. He was the officer in charge of India's fight at Tiger Hill (Point 5140) on 9 July 1999, during which he was severely injured. He died later the same day. Because of his effort in the battle, he was declared a war hero. His body was cremated in his native Thiruvananthapuram. He was awarded the Vir Chakra, the third highest military honor of India that is awarded posthumously.

PERSONAL LIFE AND CAREER:

                                  Capt Jerry Prem Raj was born in Venganoor, near the famous tourist place Kovalam in Trivandrum District of Kerala State. His father is Mr Retna Raj (who worked in the Department of Technical Education, Kerala) and his mother is Mrs Chella Thayee (who worked in the Health Department of the government of Kerala). His brother is Rejinald Pavithran, a retired officer of the Indian Air force.
                                Raj was commissioned into the 158 Med Medium Regiment (SP) on 5 September 1997. He was a sincere and upright officer with an eye for detail and a pleasant disposition.

KARGIL WAR:

                                  He answered the call of duty and rejoined the unit in Operation Vijay under operation Rakshak after voluntarily cutting short his honeymoon. On the night of 6/7 July 1999, he was the Forward Observation Post Officer with two Naga during its assault on Twin Bumps in area Point 4875 (Gun Hill) in Dras Sector. During the assault, while directing the artillery fire onto the enemy positions with devastating effect, he was wounded by enemy sniper fire.
                             Undeterred, he continued his mission amidst heavy enemy fire, when he was yet again hit by a volley of enemy machine gun fire. Gravely injured, he refused to be evacuated and continued to direct accurate artillery fire onto the enemy till he succumbed to his injuries. His spontaneous action resulted in inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy and in the capture of the objective by assaulting infantry. The exceptional display of raw courage and steely resolve in the face of insurmountable odds earned Captain Jerry the award of a "Vir Chakra" posthumously.

SONAM WANGCHUK

                                  Colonel Sonam Wangchuk, Maha Vir Chakra is an Indian Army officer, serving with the Ladakh Scouts regiment. He was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, India's second highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy, for his actions during the Kargil War.

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION:

                                    Colonel Wangchuk is a native of Khakshal, in the Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. He was educated at New Delhi's Modern School Barakhamba Road, and took a bachelor's degree in history from Hindu College, University of Delhi.

MILITARY CAREER:

                                  IC-45952M Colonel Songam Wangchuk attended the Officers Training Academy, Chennai and was commissioned into the 4th Battalion, The Assam Regiment. He was later deputed to the Indus Wing of the Ladakh Scouts regiment. Whereas he had initially joined the army as a Short Service officer, intending to remain for only 5 years, he later opted for a permanent commission, and became a regular list officer of the service. In 1999, at the outbreak of the Kargil War, then Major Wangchuk led an operation against Pakistani troops on Chorbat La Top, for which he was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra.

MAHA VIR CHAKRA CITATION:

                          Sonam Wangchuk's Maha Vir Chakra citation reads:
                       Mahavir Chakra (MVC) Awardee: Lt Col Sonam Wangchuk, MVC
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99 Operation: Vijay - Kargil Date of Award: 1999

CITATION:

                           On 30 May 1999, Major Sonam Wangchuk was leading a column of The Indus Wing, Ladakh Scouts as a part of ongoing operations in Op VIJAY in the Batalik Sector. The column was tasked to occupy Ridge Line on the Line of Control in a glaciated area at a height of about 5,500 metres. This was essential so as to pre-empt its occupation by the enemy and any subsequent infiltration.

                            While moving towards the Line of Control, the enemy ambushed the column by firing from a vantage position. In the process, one NCO of The Ladakh Scouts was killed. Major Sonam Wangchuk held his column together and in a daring counter ambush, led a raid on the enemy position from a flank, killing two enemy soldiers. The officer also recovered one heavy machine gun and one Universal machine gun, ammunition, controlled stores and three dead bodies of the enemy personnel.

                             Thereafter, the officer took stock of all forces along the Chorbatla axis in the Batalik Sector and cleared the axis up to the Line of Control of all enemy intrusions at great risk to his life.

                              Major Sonam Wangchuk displayed exceptional bravery and gallantry of the highest order in the presence of enemy fire and in extreme climatic conditions in the glaciated area.


Monday, 22 July 2013

THE STORY OF KARGIL WAR: PART 6

MANOJ KUMAR PANDEY

Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (25 June 1975, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh - 2/3 July 1999, Kashmir),was an officer of the Indian Army of the regiment 1/11 Gurkha Rifles, posthumously awarded the India's highest military honour, Param Vir Chakra for his audacious courage and leadership during adverse times. He died during the attack on Jubar Top, Khalubar Hills in Batalik Sector, Kargil.

PERSONAL LIFE:

IC 56959W Captain Manoj Pandey, PVC belonged to Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. He was the son of Shri Gopi Chand Pandey, a small time businessman living in lko. He was eldest in his family. He was educated at Sainik School, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and Rani Laxmi Bai Memorial Senior Secondary School. He had a keen interest in sports with boxing and body building in particular. He passed out from National Defence Academy in 90th course and stayed in MIKE squadron. He wanted to join Gurkha Rifles and got commissioned in the 1/11 Gurkha Rifles of the Indian Army.
Prior to his selection, during his Services Selection Board (SSB) interview, the interviewer asked him, "Why you want to join the Army?" He immediately replied, "I want to win the Param Vir Chakra." True to his words, Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey did win the country's highest gallantry honour but posthumously.

KARGIL:

He forced back the intruders on June 11, 1999 at Batalik Sector in the Kargil War. He led his men to capture the Jubar top which was considered as important due to its strategic location. Quickly sizing up the situation, the young officer led his platoon along a narrow, treacherous ridge that led to the enemy position. While still short of the objective, the enemy fired upon the Indian soldiers effectively stalling the Indian attack. Displaying great courage, he surged ahead of his troops and charged at the enemy with a full-throated battle cry through a hail of bullets.
Although wounded in the shoulder and leg, he pressed on his solitary charge with grim determination, until he closed in on the first bunker. Then in ferocious hand-to-hand combat, he killed two of the enemy and cleared the first bunker. It was the turning point. Inspired by their leader's spontaneous valour, the troops charged at the enemy and fell upon them. Unmindful of his grievous wounds, he rushed from bunker to bunker urging his men on. Critically injured, he collapsed at the final bunker and finally succumbed to his injuries. But by this time he had already captured the bunker with his men.

OPERATION VIJAY:

Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey took part in a series of boldly led attacks during Operation Vijay; forcing back the intruders with heavy losses in Battlik including the capture of Jubbar Top.
On the night of 2/3 July 1999 during the advance to Khalubar as his platoon approached its final objective, it came under heavy and intense enemy fire from the surrounding heights. Captain Pandey was tasked to clear the interfering enemy positions to prevent his battalion from getting day lighted, being in a vulnerable position. He quickly moved his platoon to an advantageous position under intense enemy fire, sent one section to clear the enemy positions from the right and himself proceeded to clear the enemy positions from the left.

DEATH:

Fearlessly assaulting the first enemy position, he killed two enemy personnel and destroyed the second position by killing two more. He was injured on the shoulder and legs while clearing the third position. Undaunted and without caring for his grievous injuries, he continued to lead the assault on the fourth position urging his men and destroyed the same with a grenade, even as he got a fatal burst on his forehead.
His last words were "Na chhodnu" ("Don't Spare Them" in Nepali language). This singular daredevil act of Captain Pandey provided the critical firm base for the companies, which finally led to capture of Khalubar. The officer, however, succumbed to his injuries. Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, thus, displayed most conspicuous bravery, indomitable courage, outstanding leadership and devotion to duty and made the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.

LEGACY:

  • Manoj Kumar Pandey was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest medal for gallantry, posthumously.
  • His father, Mr. Gopichand Pandey, received the award from the President of India on the 52nd Indian Republic Day.
  • Manoj Pandey is considered a martyr for his sacrifice to his country. He remains as a role model to people everywhere.
  • The Army Welfare Housing Organization (AWHO) designed and constructed an apartment complex for veterans in Ghaziabad district, Uttar Pradesh, and named it for Pandey as Manoj Vihar.
  • The army quarters near the Cardio Thoracic Center(CTC) hospital in Pune is named after Martyr Capt Manoj Pandey as 'Capt. Manoj Pandey Enclave'
  • The National Defence Academy named the science block as the 'Manoj Pandey Block'.
  • A roundabout is also named after Martyr Capt.Manoj Pandey as "Captain Manoj Pandey Chowk" in his home district Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh and center of Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • A hall is made in the name of Capt. Manoj at Service Selection Center Allahabad (19 SSB) named as Manoj Pandey Block.

HIS DIARY:

  • Manoj used to maintain a personal dairy, where he penned down everything he learnt. In his personal diary he wrote "Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail".
  • On several instances, he poured his heart out. The poetry he wrote in the memory of his doting mother read: "She is the star which shines brightly in the darkness, some one who will always give and bless."
  • Just below the poem, are the four lines written in bold letters, which shows the metal, out of which Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey's Param Vir Chakra was carved: "If death strikes before I prove my blood, I promise (swear), I will kill death."

CITATION:

The citation for the Param Vir Chakra awarded to him reads:
Captain MANOJ KUMAR PANDEY
Captain Manoj Kumar Panday took part in a series of boldly led attacks during ‘operation Vijay; forcing back the intruders with heavy losses in Batalik including the capture of Jabbar Top. On the night of 2/3 July 1999 during the advance to Khalubar as his platoon approached its final objective, it came under heavy and intense enemy fire from the surrounding heights. Captain Pandey was tasked to clear the interfering enemy positions to prevent his battalion from getting day lighted, being in a vulnerable position. He quickly moved his platoon to an advantageous position under intense enemy fire, sent one section to clear the enemy positions from the right and himself proceeded to clear the enemy positions from the left. Fearlessly assaulting the first enemy position, he killed two enemy personnel and destroyed the second position by killing two more. He was injured on the shoulder and legs while clearing the third position. Undaunted and without caring for his grievous injuries, he continued to lead the assault on the fourth position urging his men and destroyed the same with a grenade, even as he got a fatal burst on his forehead. This singular daredevil act of Captain Pandey provided the critical firm base for the companies, which finally led to capture of Khalubar. The officer, however, succumbed to his injuries.
Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, thus, displayed most conspicuous bravery, indomitable courage, outstanding leadership and devotion to duty and made the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.

MARIAPPAN SARAVANAN


Major Mariappan Saravanan (10 August 1972 – 29 May 1999), was an officer in the prestigious Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army who was killed during the Kargil War. He was killed in hand to hand combat with intruders after killing four intruders in the Batalik area of Kargil Sector on 29 May 1999, along with 33 soldiers and four other officers. Saravanan had just completed four years of service on 10 March 1999.
Major Sarvanan was possibly the first officer killed in the Kargil War. The attack led by him came in the early stages of the conflict when adequate information was not available. The men in 1 Bihar took an oath after Maj. Sarvanan’s fall to fight to the finish and recover the heights, to the battle cry of ‘Bajrang Bali ki Jai’, they launched subsequent offensives that saw it not just take the heights but drive the Pakistanis all the way across the Line of Control.[1] His actions have led to him being referred to as the "Hero of Batalik".

CHILDHOOD:

Born on 10 August 1972 on the island of Rameswaram in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Saravanan was commissioned into the famous Bihar Regiment on 11 March 1995 from OTA Chennai. He began his schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Gaya district and later graduated from St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli in 1992.
Saravanan was also the president of the student union at St. Joseph's College in 1992, an interesting development since the most popular candidate (Thirichelvam) could not stand for election that year and all support went to Saravanan. Saravanan at college had a thin body frame and is a C certificate holder of NCC INFANTRY UNIT.
His father Lt. Colonel Adi Mariappan died in a road accident in Bangalore in 1989 while serving in the Indian Peace Keeping Force during Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka. Major M Saravanan was survived by Mrs A Mariappan, his mother, and two sisters. The elder one, Chitra, is a doctor whereas the younger one Revathi is a Computer Engineer.

MILITARY CAREER:

The 27-year-old officer Saravanan, as a Major in the Indian Army fell defending the peaks of Batalik in the Kargil war.
After completing his schooling in various places—Belgaum, Kannoor, Gurdaspur, Jorhat and Bihar, he joined St Joseph's College in Tiruchi. "After college he tried to get into the National Defence Academy and landed up in the Officers Training Academy," says his closest friend Amalraj. He graduated from the OTA in 1995 and joined the First Bihar regiment as a lieutenant. After joining the Army he had served at places like Tamilpur, Cooch Behar and Bhutan before moving to Kargil. He was made captain the following year and major in 1999.
They were a bunch of three friends—Saravanan, Karthik and Amalraj. A few years ago, they had made a trip to Kanyakumari. On the way, their bus driver fell asleep on the wheel and crashed headlong into an incoming lorry. "Seven people died on the spot and many were injured. We students were in a shock. But not Saravanan, he was cool. He went about checking the dead. Then he helped the injured into passing vehicles and took them to hospital. It was his army background that made him react to an emergency so calmly and resolutely." Amalraj is an IPS officer now and the Deputy Inspector General of Police in the Trichy Range of Tamil Nadu.

THE KARGIL WAR:

The First Bihar Regiment was in Assam when the Kargil War broke out. They were ordered to move to Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir. From the heat of Assam to the cold of Kargil wasn't an easy change. There wasn't enough protective weather gear.
On the night of May 28, 1999, Major Sarvanan was assigned the task of capturing a well-fortified Pakistani position at 14,229 feet (4,337 m) in the Batalik sector. He and his men launched an attack at 04:00. Despite intensive firing from the enemy with artillery and automatic weapons, they charged into a volley of bullets. Saravanan fired a rocket launcher into the enemy position that killed two enemy soldiers. During the combat, he was hit by shrapnel and injured but continued fighting. His commanding officer ordered him to retreat because too many Indian soldiers had been injured. 'Genghis Khan fall back,' came the order. 'Not today sir, we are very close to the objective,' replied Sarvanan who was code named Genghis Khan. He killed two more invaders but this time he was hit by a bullet in the head at 06:30, his body nestled in the snow. A friend in Bangalore called his mother and told her Saravanan had died in Kargil. "We switched on the television and saw it in a news bulletin." Two days later, the official telegram arrived. "He was the first officer to fall".
The Vir Chakra was awarded to Saravanan posthumously and presented to his mother by President K. R. Narayanan. Its citation reads: "For our tomorrow..... he gave his today......".

MSMT-MAJOR SARAVANAN MEMORIAL TRUST:

The family of Saravanan had a long cherished desire to establish a Public Charitable Trust to Immortalize the name of the Great Martyr.
Many of his friends and relatives are desirous of contributing money and kind of this purpose. It has hence become necessary to streamline the inflow of money and ensure proper spending of the same in the name of Late Major Saravanan.Vr.C., In order to have a permanent arrangement, this trust has been made.
The Trust is meant for the welfare of the poor, indigent and needy to serve the society at large without any discrimination as to caste, colour and creed. Also it aims at motivating the youngsters to "Join the Army and serve the nation".

WAR MEMORIAL:

Major Saravanan, the legend, has been enshrined in the history of one of the most difficult and brutal wars ever fought by any Army. His name and his saga of extreme bravery has been etched in golden letters in the annals of the Indian Army as the entire nation stands as one to salute him.

Eight years post Kargil war, the memories of the gory battle fought on the inhospitable terrain of Dras and Batalik sectors in Jammu and Kashmir seem to be fading. Through the fading images of our heroes, one figure which looms larger than life is of Major Saravanan, the brave son of Tiruchirapalli city.
At a colourful function organised by 117(TA)Battalian,Trichy, Major General B.Sivasankar, General Officer Commanding, Head Quarters, Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala area, unveiled the War Memorial on the Collector Office road, in the presence of Major General M S Balhara, Colonel of the Bihar Regiment and a large number of officials and men of the army, District Collector Ashish Vachchani, Senior police officials and a large number of common people.
The first side of the memorial has the portrait of Major Saravanan while the other two sides bear the citation of the brave martyr engraved in marbles, both in Tamil and English. A replica of his assault gun and cap is also mounted atop the memorial.
Mrs. Amirthavalli Mariyappan, the mother of Saravanan and his family were the first to place a wreath on the memorial, followed by army officials with full army honors.
In his address, Major General Sivashankar praised the war hero for his bravery and his mother for giving a son, who made the army and country proud, in a befitting manner. Saravana’s sacrifice will continue to inspire the future generation to serve the army and will be remembered fondly by one and all in the Indian army.
This historic memorial constructed and maintained by Major Saravanan Memorial Trust and construction cost Rs.725,000, fully spent by his mother Mrs. Amirthavalli Mariappan.

SPECIAL COVER AND CANCELLATION:

On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Divas on Saturday, 26 July 2008, the Postal Department brought out a special cover and cancellation in memory of Major M. Saravanan, the ‘Hero of Batalik’.
The Postmaster General, Central Region, Tiruchi S.P. Rajalingam released the first special cover and handed it over to K.K. Tripathi, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Tiruchi at a function organised by Major Saravanan Memorial Trust here.
Praising late Major Saravanan for his bravery during the Kargil War, Mr. Rajalingam said that the Postal Department took pride in bringing out a special cover in memory of the Kargil hero.
Mr. Tripathi said that the release of a special cover brought out in memory of Major Saravanan was a befitting tribute to the late Army officer who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting for the country.
"The sacrifices of our defence personnel should always be remembered", he said, adding that "Major Saravanan’s sacrifice did not go in vain".
Collector T. Soundiah, Mayor Sarubala R. Tondaiman, Colonel C.P. Medappa, Commanding Officer, 117 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) The Guards, Tiruchi, R.K. Jain, General Manager, Ordnance Factory, Tiruchi, Colonel Benz K. Jacob, Group Commander, NCC Group, Tiruchi, Mrs. Amirthavalli Mariappan, the mother of late Major Saravanan, and senior Army officers took part in the function.
"I am often referred to as the mother of the HERO OF BATTALIK I am proud that my son kept vigil over the frontiers even after his death, I am proud that my son was the first officer martyr from the Indian Army, and the last to come back home" said Mrs. Amirthavalli Mariappan, the mother of late Major Saravanan.
Major Saravanan even after his death his body was staking claim of the land that is rightfully India's.