Motto of the Indian Armed Forces
(the motto that Lt. Nawang lived and died by)
The safety, honour & welfare of your country comes first, always & every time.
The honour, welfare & comfort of the men you command come next.
Your own ease, comfort & safety come last, always & every time.
Death be not Proud
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think’st thou doth overthrow,
Die not, poor death.
Lest we Forget
They shall not
Lest we forget.
Bhagwat Gita, Chapt X. shlok 41 (Radhakrishna)
Whatsoever being there is, endowed with glory and grace and vigour, know that to have sprung from a fragment of My splendour.
While all things are supported by God, things of beauty of splendour reveal Him more than others. Every deed of heroism, every life of sacrifice, every work of genius, is a revelation of the Divine. The epic moments of a man’s life are inexplicably beyond the finite mind of man.
Great deeds cannot die:
They with the sun and moon renew their light forever,
blessing those that look on them.
Die in Combat Zone
If I die in combat zone
Box me up and send me home
Pin my medals to my chest
Tell my mom I did my best
Quotations Contributed by Visitors to the Site
"Quartered in snow, silent to remain. When the bugle calls, they shall rise and march again."
The scroll of honour at the Siachen base camp, contributed by
"A Tiger Never Cries"
Contributed by Lt. John Sherry, a batch mate of Lt.
Nawang at the Officer's Training Academy
" If a man says he's not afraid of dying, he's either lying, or he's a Gorkha."
by Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw
Contributed by Anshuman Sen, who was a first termer at IMA,
when he injured his knee during training and hence could not join
the Gorkha Rifles
"Selflessness is strength unsurpassed by any other. When one is willing to give up even his most prized possession upon the request or need of another, one is true at heart and has proven his faith even if the possession was his tenet...."
Contributed by Shree Lee, a regular visitor to the web-memorial
by Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass
Contributed by Akshay Agarwal, a regular visitor to the web-memorial
"Those who live for others really live and those who live only for themselves are more dead than alive".
Contributed by Shripad Kulkarni, a regular visitor to the web-memorial