PANAJI: A heartrending reality of the Indian society today is that there is apparently not enough respect for the bravehearts who guard our borders so that people can safely enjoy their lives! The ever-corroding texture of the society pains the founder of Lakshya Foundation, Anuradha Prabhudesai as she is overwhelmed with love for the soldiers. Her emotions coupled with the spinechilling stories from the Armed Forces and the soldiers’ families, make Anuradha Prabhudesai’s book ‘Sainik’ a must-read.
Goan author and translator Sunetra Jog has done a remarkable job of translating the Marathi literature into Konkani thereby enriching the language with first of its kind publication on soldiers’ life. Prabhudesai hailed the fantastic work done by Jog of delivering the ‘sentiment’ perfectly. The Konkani book published by Sanjana Publications-Sanguem was unveiled on Saturday in the presence of Prabhudesai, who came all the way from Pune last night and Goa’s famous writer/blogger/opinion-maker Shefali Vaidya among others.
Expressing her views about the book, Jog stressed that not just students but every citizen of the country needs to know the soldiers’ supreme contribution to the country.
In her hard-hitting style, Cuncolim native and daughter of a freedom-fighter Vaidya lashed out at the people who do not respect the Armed Forces personnel. She cited instances of disrespect especially when the soldiers come into the civilian fold during their holidays.