The valiant Gorkhas have been a part of the Indian Armed Forces from the erstwhile British era, and their valor and bravery is still praised by Brits and Indian forces alike. The Gorkhalis gave India the finest General this country could ever get – Field Marshal Sam Maneckshaw (proudly known as ‘Sam Bahadur’). With the Gorkhas, pride for the nation is always the first priority.
The Gorkhali Khukri never goes back to its scabbard without drawing blood; hence, it is never to be drawn out unless facing the enemy.
I got my share of honor unawares. I tend to be forgetful at times especially when I am carrying small bags. At the Boudha Stupa, I unknowingly left my bag near the stupa. I was about to leave the temple when I recollected there was something that was missing.
I went back to the temple as asked one of the Police staff here, who had already noticed and kept the bag with him. As a security check, he asked me few questions which made me realize that he would have frisked my bag, and known that I am an Ex-Serviceman. Bottomline, I got my bag back, intact, with no loss. That was something I had least expected on that day. I thanked him for the help, and he returned a perky smile as I left.
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