“Ajay,wake up fast.It’s already 1:30 a.m.” Mother said
“He puts on his boot,tie his laces,tightens his belt and covers himself with his “army” jacket.
“Yeah I am ready maa,it’s time to leave” touching her feet he seeks her blessings
“Bbye take care and don’t forget to eat the parantha.I have packed it and it’s in your second chain”
“Maa,he could have stayed atleast today on his birthday,he could have made any excuse.Why you din’t asked him to stop?” The sister questioned
“When a soldier is awake,thousands “SLEEP”,but when a soldier sleeps thousands are at “RISK”…
Replied the mother,washing her tear laden face.