// कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन । मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भुर्मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ॥
You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty. – Bhagavad Gita, Chapter II, Verse 47 (taken from speaking tree.in) //
That’s an apt way to summarise the life of a soldier, I feel.
We all say that we are born with a purpose but truly, a solider who fights for the nation, faces death in the eye and still doesn’t give up his resolve, chases and achieves that purpose in life, I feel. Captain Vijyant Thapar was one such man. His aim had clarity and grit. He chose Nation over anything else. Vijyant at Kargil penned by Col. V. N. Thapar and Neha Dwivedi gives you an emotional account of the martyr’s life.
The author takes us through the life of Robin aka Vijyant Thapar. A young boy born to Col. V. N. Thapar has always had an ambition to be in army like his father and grandfather. He is sprightly and mature. All throughout that you see him scaling the ladder, to reach his goals, you see him emerging as a hero every step of the way. And all throughout he never loses his focus despite the fact that he has to face many hardships.
The book never once felt like a nonfiction read. It was highly involving and evolving. And absolute unputdownable read for me. The author dramatised the events and that’s for the best as it instantly pulls the readers into Robin’s life. And more than technicalities this book is a story that’s meant to ignite a spark within you and it does so righteously. Robin was a noble soul whose heart went out to every person he saw suffering. When you read his journey you are sure to be numb and speechless as I was. This book gave me goosebumps one too many times. Towards the climax I was teary-eyed and filled with awe and admiration for Captain Vijyant.
I think I am at my wits end and I just cannot articulate my thoughts about this magnanimous persona. The aura of this soul reaches and embraces you as you read.
This book is not just about a soldier but it is about a family, it is about leading a focused and goal oriented life, it’s about unrequited love, friendship, sibling bonding and much more!
This is certainly #notareview and I would urge every Indian out there to pick up this book and read. It’s sure to motivate you when you think you have reached a dead end.
And with this the blog hop for the book Vijyant At Kargil comes to an end. I sincerely thank PENGUIN INDIA for they chose me to take up the responsibility of this blog hop. I feel immensely fortunate. And I am happy that me and my team pulled this off with much the zeal we started of with. This will be a forever fav.
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