આપણા કાઠીયાવાડ માં એક કેહવત છે કે,
મર્દો તો ભાઈ થતા હોય ન્યાં થાય, થયા હોત ન્યાં થાય, બીજે ગમે ન્યાં નો થાય
આવા જ એક શુરવીર એટલે બરડા પંથકમાં પોરબંદર પાસે આવેલા નાનકડા પંખીના માળા જેવા ગામ મોઢવાડાનો જુવાન નાગાજણ સિસોદિયા
૩૧૪ ગુરખા રેજીમેન્ટ ના 2nd લેફ્ટ. નાગાજણ સિસોદિયા કે જેણે ભારત અને પાકિસ્તાન ની સીમા પર પાકિસ્તાન સામે ૧૯૭૧માં રણ સંગ્રામ ખેલી
૧૩મિ ડીસેમ્બરના રોજ જમ્મુ કાશ્મીર ના ચામ્બ સેક્ટરમાં માતૃભુમી કાજે પોતાના પ્રાણ ની આહુતિ હસતા મોઢે આપી દીધી…
ધન્ય છે એની માતા રૂડી આઈ અને પિતા કરશન ભાઈ ને, ધન્ય છે શીર્વીરો ને જન્મ આપનારી મહેર કોમ અને આપણી ભૂમિ કાઠીયાવાડને
૧૯૭૧ના આ રણ સંગ્રામ જેમાં નાગાજણ સિસોદિયા શહીદ થયા તેનું વર્ણન આપણા લોક કલાકાર ઇશરદાન ગઢવી ના મુખેથી સાંભળો..
Nagajan Sisodia story narrated by Ishardan Gadhvi
It was amid this period that Nagajan got to be more mindful of our community’s custom and history and learnt about the numerous daring legends inside oue own group including from his own particular town, Nathabhai Modhawadia, who had battled against the unfair leaders of his time.
Roused by this, Nagajan devoted himself to serve the individuals in a decent cause and in Indian military he saw a vocation in which he could serve the group as well as the country. In this way on completing school, Nagajan connected to join the National Defense Academy (NDA) in Pune, Maharashtra.
The NDA is a school where enlisted people longing to join any of the three resistance administrations are given essential all round military preparing, after which on the off chance that they pass and are chosen they join the administration they pick for more specific and more serious preparing.
Following three and half years at the NDA, Nagajan passed and went onto the Army Military Academy at Dehra Dun, Uttar Pradesh for the second piece of his preparation, however this time confined to armed force preparing. Yet this escalated preparing was insufficient to Nagajan and he strove for much further developed preparing at Belgaum, from where he passed with top imprints and was posted as a second Lieutenant to the world popular Gurkha Regiment. Inside a brief time he was ended up being a decent officer and what would most likely have been an incredible profession was given cut short.
In December 1971, Pakistan started the 3rd Indo-Pak war within 23 years. The Gurkha Regiment was deployed to strategic Chamb sector of the western front in Kashmir, where enemy had concentrated a large force in an attempt to break through and cut off Jammu and Kashmir. The terrain in this sector was very hilly and forestry and it was very difficult to accurately pinpoint the location of the enemy forces.
Thus it was necessary to send scouts to locate the enemy forces and Nagajan accepted this dangerous mission. Nagajan knew the importance of this vital information and so without any hesitation he carried out countless missions and brought back vital information every time.
The brave hero:
It was from one of these missions that Nagajan was returning on the night of the 11th / 12th December back to base, some Pakistani soldiers caught sight of him. They opened fire with their guns; Nagajan had no chance; the bullets ripped through him, immediately drenching his uniform in blood.
Thinking they killed Nagajan, the Pakistani soldiers stop firing. But Nagajan was still alive, though barely. The Maher blood and spirit and the love for India kept him alive. Nagajan somehow made it back to base with the information he had collected and seeing his mission accomplished. Nagajan collapsed and died.
The Gurkha Regiment loved and admired Nagajan and upon hearing of his death, they swore to avenge his death. A vow they fulfilled with great honour and in the Nagajan spirit driving the enemy back and helping India to win the war.
At the age of 21, Nagajan had given his life for the defence of India.
There is no higher honor than giving your life for the nation and there is no one that is honored more, and deservedly so, then the person who gave his life for our great nation. In giving his life, Nagajan became not only the proud son of his parents but also the proud son of Maher community and the country.
In everlasting memory of late 2nd Lieutenant Nagajan Sisodia – 314 Gurkha Regiment who gallantly laid down his life for the motherland in Indo-Pak War on 13th December 1971 in Chamb sector, Jammu Kashmir, India.
English info courtesy : maheronline.org