By Anantha Krishnan M
Bengaluru, Feb 23: At a time when the nation is ‘debating the meaning of patriotism and nationalism,’ here is a bit of news that should inspire millions of Indians. The origin of the story -- Jammu and Kashmir -- makes it more special, considering the developments currently hovering over some parts of India.
Javeed Ahmad Parrey, son of Abdul Rasheed Parrey, a daily wager from Bandipora District of Jammu and Kashmir will soon catch a flight to Chennai chasing his biggest dream of joining the Indian Army.
On April 1, 2016 he will be enrolled at the Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai, making his parents, friends and state proud.
Javeed hails from Bandipora, which is infamous for its anti-India sentiments. Bandipora is also closer to the Line of Control. The district is one of the highly-sensitive areas in J&K. And, young Javeed is the first in many decades to make it to the NCC from the region.
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