Weddings all over the world put two families together, make them emotional and laid the foundation of many new relations. Just think about a marriage of a sibling of a soldier who sacrificed his life for the motherland. Expect a storm of emotions! Indian Army is deeply integrated with the family values, the soldiers treat each other’s families like their own.
Recently India has witnessed this belief turning real when 50 Indian Air Force (IAF) commandos arrived at the wedding ceremony of Shashikala, the sister of martyred Air Force Garud unit commando Jyoti Prakash Nirala. These 50 IAF commandos gave Nirala’s sister an emotional farewell at her wedding.
The commandos not only arrived at the wedding, but they also performed all the ritual, the martyred commando would have performed. Garud Commando Jyoti Prakash Nirala sacrificed his life while fighting against militants at Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir on November 18, 2017. Commando Nirala had gunned down Ubaid alias Osama, who was the nephew of Lashkar commander Lakhvi who lives in Pakistan and he died while saving his injured fellow commandos.
Commando Nirala awarded the Ashok Chakra on Republic Day, 2018. He was the only son to his parents, he had 3 sisters. His father after fixing the marriage of her third daughter Shashikala sent an invitation to Air Chief Marshall and the Garud Commando Unit. And everyone in his village got stunned after seeing the arrival of 50 commandos of the Garud unit and they contributed Rs 5 lakh as wedding and participated as brothers in various rituals of the marriage. Nirala’s father said they are filled with proud after getting so much respect and love from their 50 sons.