Bestowed with different responsibilities and newer challenges at every turn, a soldier becomes quite strikingly different from a civilian over the course of time. And, things get quite different for the fauji kids too; right from the very beginning. Born to army personnel, s/he is generally brought up in an atmosphere shrouded with discipline and perfection.
We have compiled a few points down here which every army kid in India shall be able to relate to:
After all, staying fixed at one place for more than two years is a dream to the military men, and their families.
Because they have to oblige the call of duty, no matter how inhospitable or erratic the conditions are.
Let’s admit it; no matter how ill-kept the main city may be, army cantonments are always prim, proper and beautiful, and include every kind of amenities that a person needs to live a smooth life at a subsidized rate.
Because your hometown may be Chennai but you have been living in New Delhi for the last few years, and your father or mother may now be posted somewhere in North East India! Phew! Quite a difficult calculation it is!
After all, we have grown up amidst people in uniforms!
We may not have spent more than few years in a city but each one of us has at least one vivid memory of each of those towns and cantonments.
“What! Is it? Man!! How cool is that!!”
Perhaps sad sometimes, but fed with different challenges nevertheless!
She pampers us, scolds us, manages all our school/college obligations, and imbibes in us the discipline and pride for the nation that every fauji lives with! In case our moms are in defense forces, it’s dads who play the dual roles.
With the Army band playing songs, uncles and aunties tapping their feet with it, and the children frolicking nearby, these parties are to die for!
Because pride and love for the country is something we have innately imbibed in us!
We fondly remember Shaktiman Trucks.
These were widely available in CDS canteens and just about everyone in school had a Milton bottle.
Well, each one of us kids had been to places. So, we got to hear stories from all over India.