As Pakistan declared the observation of Black Day over the killing of the terrorist Burhan Wani and declared him as the martyr, the people in India are raising their voice against it and are carrying out candle march as a mode to salute the Indian soldiers, the braveheart’s of the country who laid their lives on the borders to safeguard the lives of Indian citizens.
One such candle march to pay the tribute to the Indian soldiers was organized by the residents of Gaur City in Noida Extension on Tuesday evening. With a lot of zeal and patriotic fervour the residents comprising of children, old people, youngsters, womenfolk etc carried out the candle march from Avenue 4 to the main gate in large numbers. During the walk slogans like Vande Mataram, Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Jai Jawan Jai Kisan could be heard with a lot of enthusiasm. With national flag and candles in their hands, the people started the march.
The posters with images of the Indian soldiers and messages against the Black Day became the major feature of the entire candle march. Talking about the agenda of the candle march Sachin Sharma, one of the residents of GC 5 said that it is to motivate and encourage our Indian soldiers who are devoting their life to the care and safety of our motherland, through this candle march.
Another resident Anjali Gupta talked about the importance of participation in the candle march as it is a way to support the soldiers and being an Indian it’s our duty to feel proud of our soldiers. Anjali was also accompanied with her little daughters Pihu and Doll who too were full of rejoice and showed respect to the Indian soldiers.
From children to the oldies all were of the same view that through Black Day, Pakistan cannot demoralize our soldiers. Nidhi Mehta, another resident said that “We wanted to create an awareness among citizens about the security of our soldiers. Their lives are very much precious for us. We salute them for their acts of valour and courage”.
The candle march that happened for an hour had also gathered the praise and appreciation of the onlookers and passerby.
Pic Credit: Rajeev Mahura