Hangpan Dada’s story will tell you the price of protecting the Republic

Indians celebrate the Republic Day and remember the greats who shaped India into the nation which is now among the world’s most powerful. But we often also hear people wondering if today we had the youngsters who would have a similar passion for the nation?

Do we now have people who would live and die to protect others? As a society sometimes we overlook the fact, that we obviously have the Indian Soldier standing at the border ensuring that the country remains safe, that the people live free, and that the nation’s culture remains intact.

It is the Indian youth, the men and the women in uniforms of different hues, who today must be thanked and remembered for their courage. But sometimes, in our busy lives, we forget them and their supreme sacrifice. But today is the day to remember the greatest of the greats of our generation and draw inspiration from them.

Havildar Hangpan Dada, Ashok Chakra(Posthumous), Assam Regiment was one such great son of the soil.

Indian Army released a movie titled – “The Warriors Spirit” as a tribute to this brave son.

An introduction of Havildar Hangpan Dada:

Indian Army released a lot of information about Havildar Hangpan Dada.

Late Havildar Hangpan Dada’s widow Shrimati Chasen Lowang Dada with Kiren Rijiju with Lt. General Subrata Saha (extreme left).

Havildar Hangpan Dada was born on 02 Oct 1979 in village Borduria, near Khonsa in District Tirap of Arunachal Pradesh. Havildar Dada was from 4 Assam Regiment.

He was always known as a soft-spoken, god fearing gentleman with a resolute will, daring courage, and sharp soldierly skills to his friends.

Driven by his deep calling for adventure and challenging operational life, he volunteered to serve in the Rashtriya Rifles. While deployed in High Altitude Area on a post, he in a hand to hand combat with total disregard to personal safety, singlehandedly eliminated three terrorists.

Undeterred by the grave injury he sustained while doing so, he still chose to continue and was instrumental in eliminating the fourth terrorist who was trying to infiltrate the Indian border.

In the process, he laid down his life in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. For his conspicuous act of bravery and raw courage, he was awarded Ashok Chakra (Posthumous).

Watch the movie on brave Hangpan Dada, Ashok Chakra winner from the 4 Assam Regiment. Long Live the Republic of India.


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