Jahanram Nirala lives in Kharsota village, located about 35 km from Jashpur district headquarters.
I also went to fight with China. I went to some corner between China and Burma.
Thousands of soldiers of Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh are posted on the border for the country and hundreds of soldiers here have been martyred for the country. A large number of people from Jashpur are recruited in the army and paramilitary forces. The people of Jashpur have the spirit of serving the country for years. Today we are going to introduce you to such a retired army man, who is now more than 100 years old. He had penetrated inside Pakistan for 40 miles and got rid of the sixes of the enemies. He also fought the war against China in 1962 and against Pakistan in 1971 (1971 war).
Jahanram Nirala lives in Kharsota village, located about 35 km from Jashpur district headquarters. His age is more than 100. Jahanram Nirala has retired from the Indian Army. He has also fought war against China in 1962 and against Pakistan in 1971. Mentioning both the battles, old man Jahanram Nirala gets excited even today. Listen how was both the battles after all.
Ex-soldier Jahanram Nirala told that a bomb fell on the person who was behind me and he died there. After that he was buried, because it was forbidden to burn the body during the war. That’s why he was buried. We had entered 40 miles inside Pakistan. Bombs were falling like water in the war and everything was getting ruined.
He told that I had also gone to fight with China. I went to some corner between China and Burma. In 1965 the fighting lasted for 7 days and in 1971 it lasted for 14 days. There is no count how many people died. Everything annihilated, everything ruined. Indira Gandhi announced a ceasefire. We asked for two hours but we were not given time. Otherwise, we would have got rid of the sixes of the enemies of the enemies.
The whole family of Jahanram Nirala was in the service of the nation. His younger brothers were in the army and his nephews Nandkishore Bhagat and Satish Bhagat were also in the army. Now all the members of his family have retired and on 15th August and 26th January all together hoist the flag in the village.
Jahanram’s nephew Nandkishore Bhagat, retired from the army, told that Jahanram Nirala stays at home after retirement and has a large family, which lives together. In national festivals, soldiers and martyr families engaged in the service of the country are honoured, but no one in the district has respected the elderly Jahanram Nirala, who fought two wars for the country by putting his life twice for the country.
Jahanram Nirala gets satisfied only after seeing the medal given by the army and keeps these medals very carefully, but the sorrow of his family members is that he was never honored by the district administration or the district police. They are forced to live life in the shadow of anonymity.
Sharda Pradhan, the granddaughter of Jahangir Ram Nirala told that he has reached the last stage of his age. The spirit of patriotism is still visible in Jahanram Nirala and he still gets excited about the old memories of the war. Most of the people of the district and the state would not know that any soldier who fought the war of 1962 and 1971 is still alive. There is a need to bring them to the fore and respect them so that Jahanram Nirala and his entire family, full of patriotism and patriotism, do not regret that they could not be respected in the district while they were alive.
Tags: Jashpur News, republic day
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 25, 2023, 09:44 IST