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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.


                                                John Donne











































































Lest we Forget

They shall not grow old,
As we who are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We shall remember them.

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

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

Popular lyric during training in the Army, sent to us in a letter by Major Navneet Vats of the 4/3 Gorkha Rifles 




























































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








































This Dust was Once the Man

by Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass

This dust was once the Man,
Gentle, plain, just and resolute—under whose cautious hand,
Against the foulest crime in history known in any land or age,
Was saved the Union of These States.



 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