The nation bid a tearful farewell to Braveheart Col M N Rai yesterday. His 11 year old daughter Alka raised the battle cry of her father’s regiment

The Country and a Brave Daughter Bid Farewellcol rai l FAREWELL TO BRAVEHEART M N RAI

  1. In a country that reveres the male child, a brave young daughter showed us all why daughters are so special. The daughter of martyred army officer Col Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed by militants on Tuesday in Kashmir, showed the nation yesterday why she is the future of India.
  2. Colonel MN Rai funeral  FAREWELL TO BRAVEHEART M N RAICol M N Rai was awarded the Yudh Seva Medal on Republic Day and the next day he was martyred fighting militants in a gun battle in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. (Source)
  3. Col Rai’s last Whatapp status went viral on social networks because of its poignancy and its prophetic nature: “Play your role in life with such passion, that even after the curtains come down, the applause doesn’t stop.” Said Col Rai’s last status. (Source)
  4. 29martyr rai2 FAREWELL TO BRAVEHEART M N RAIOf his three children Alka and Richa (8) and Aditya (6) it was 11 year old Alka who raised the Gorkha battle cry for her martyred father at his funeral. It was this braveheart’s incredibly brave daughter who paid the ultimate tribute by shouting out the 2/9 Gorkha Rifles war cry.
  5. rai 009 FAREWELL TO BRAVEHEART M N RAIAs the nation watched the little girl break down in tears even as she saluted her father, we all acknowledged what our soldiers do every day for us at our borders: endangering themselves so that we remain safe.
  6. Col Rai funeral FAREWELL TO BRAVEHEART M N RAIPerhaps as the nation viewed the images of Alka bidding farewell to her father, we also acknowledged that families who don’t cherish daughters are the losers.

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