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  N. Parthiban born on 21 august 1983, joined Indian Army on April 06. Youngest officer to get Kirti Chakra in 2006.  
 
 
   

SS-41837 Lieutenant Parthiban of 5 J&K LI, laid down his life in a CI operation in a forest area in Gurej sector of Jammu & Kashmir on 7th Oct 2006. He shot dead 3 militants & incapacitated one. It was d one man show done till his last breath even after receiving 2 fateful bullets! His GOC recommended him for AC, who had also met our Parthi in the earlier months when he shot dead 2 terrorists. This brave man, ex NCC cadet, aged 23, was born on 21 Aug 1983! A Physics grade from BHC, Trichy, Gold medalist in map reading and shooting He was a sgt. at OTA, he passed out of OTA on Mar 18 '06 as an officer. He was very patriotic, not just by words but thru his deeds, completely committed to any work he took, always willing to teach & help others. Well he is our only brother, he is missed now n then.
 
   
 
We didn’t know the other nick name of him…as "KALABAN", name inspired by his scientific mind (from our President Mr. Abdul Kalam’s name), which was given by his college mates…we didn’t know until, he was brought back to our house wrapped in our National flag…

Well, he started his Masters in Physics from BHC Trichy, when he received his call letter for joining Officers Training Academy, at St Thomas Mount, Chennai. He impatiently waited for his merit list soon after clearing his Combined Defense Service Examination and Service Selection Board interview respectively…

Intelligent and Good natured guy as well…

Yes he scored 86% in his CBSE 12th std at KV IIT, Chennai. The prize he won as orator, also number of physics quizzes…describes about him better…

He was such a considerate person, used to help neighbors & friends voluntarily in rectifying their electronic goods.

He was the only mature child of our family. He used to be so specific in his words, so decent and disciplined… mannerism could be learnt from him in every single step he took…and also protective brother..!

Flow of his education ran as the following.

    l  KG - Sri Kanna Matriculation school, Chinthamani, Puliangudi, Tirunelveli (Dist.), Tamilnadu
    l  1st & 2nd - Army Public school, Delhi
    l  3rd & 4th Sri Kanna Matriculation School, Chinthamani, Puliangudi, Tirunelveli (Dist.), Tamilnadu
    l  5th & 6th Army Public School Khaprail, West Bengal
    l  7th & 8th Army School, Patiala, Punjab
    l  9th & 10th Kendriya Vidhyalaya Khaprail (Sukna), West Bengal
    l  11th & 12th Kendriya Vidhyalaya, IIT Campus, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
    l  B. Sc Physics Bishop Heber College, Trichy

 

NCC was the base and inspiration apart from being from the army background

 

NCC became the base of his inspiration to be an army officer. He joined senior wing NCC in his college, got his “C” certificate and came out be a successful senior as well, by helping his juniors in securing 100% result in their “B” certificate examination under his guidance & leadership.

 

We still go through the letter mailed to my father, stating “Papa I will meet you in OTA soon…” And as he promised to our papa, he underwent his training enthusiastically and was appointed as a Sergeant at the academy…

 

It as a kind of Josh he had; to join the Indian Army…though we knew he was so much into Electronics and Computer science…he started his part time work on the same during his college days.

 
   
 

We have been informed about his initiative by his co- NCC mates…In fact, he with his friends created a trophy to be awarded to the Best Cadet in the name of Late. Capt. Sahaya Selvaraj, ex- NCC cadet from the same college, who was also killed in action in Jammu & Kashmir…he also wrote a very inspiring article about this senior, which was published in his college magazine…

 

He was so thoughtful and got involved immensely in the same way as other martyrs like Lt. Manoj Pandey, Capt. Vikram Bathra etc, posthumous PVC Gallantry awardees, but did he ever knew! he was going to become the same, would sacrifice himself in the successive year..!

 

March 18th he had his passing out parade at OTA, remember after his piping out ceremony, he marched towards my papa, who is a retired major of Indian Army, saluted him…I saw tears flowing from them. I wish you could come and see my mother, always busy with his photos taken during all the stages of his life, which are only treasure for us.. and my younger sister remains watching silently and crying inside…

We still feel he could have served for some more years in the army…rather than finishing his commissioned service in 6 months and 19 days….soon after a year’s training in the OTA…

 

Going through his write ups and inspiring words, actually made us think…he was very confident and had planned well before about his future….it made us feel he is the one who could be called as the real patriotic of this soil…

 

Very articulate his thoughts were…

 

Born to do…

Aim of his being…and

Proved to be a true Son, a Brother, and a Buddy and a National…

a true youth of this Mother Land…

 
   
 
   
"Yeh dil maange more" - Capt. Vikram Batra PVC 13 J&K RIF

"Some goals are so worthy, it is glorious even to fail" - Lt. Manoj Pandey PVC 1/11GR

 

Reading these lines for the first time was a hair rising experience for me. And knowing the circumstances under which they were said, I was shocked beyond belief. Both of them were men, about my age, laying down their lives for the country and saying nothing but inspiring words. The words just kept echoing in my mind and made me take a serious look at my aim less life. The Then it came to my mind, like a flash of light, as to what i should do. I joined the NCC.

 

ARMY WING of our college:

 

Joining the NCC was not easy and serving it for three years was even more "not easy". I had to toil hard on the field with 75 odd cadets. But then there was something in the NCC that kept me going with new zeal and enthusiasm. That something, I was to know in the next three years, was the seed for my new life. Those three years were actually a long journey, which I undertook as a student, but finished up as a winner and a man.

 

Going down memory lane, I still remember my first parade. I just coundnt run and fell right down on my face. And instead of helping me up, the senior most cadet shouted at me "Can't you run jus four rounds in this ground?” I got a useful; pointer then; life is not going to be a bed of roses. Then time went on at blink- and you -will- miss speed. I became a second year cadet, attended various camps and finally became a third year senior cadet. This was the time when we third years learnt the great rule followed by all army officers, the credo of the Indian Military Academy, which says-

 

“The safety, honor and welfare of your Country come first, always and every time.

The honors, welfare and comforts of the Men come next.

Your own ease, comfort and safety come Last, always and every time"

 

Apart from this, I learnt the real meaning of team work, human relations, man and material management, resourcefulness, tack, sacrifice, camaraderie, the concept of service, the thing called life and leading from the front.

 

The NCC helped me to get face to face with real life situations and is helping thousands of others in this regards. The NCC today is a 1.3 million strong force which is constantly striving hard to make India the VISION INDIA, the proof of which lies in the huge human resource of khaki clad cadets and my respect for them.

 
   
 
   
Just a day before the incident, he had made a call to us, and some of his friends at Trichy, we were glad to hear him, but now its his last call made to us...

 

when I asked him how is he... told didi all fine.. living king's life... would never speak anything other then this..

 

and was asking me any improvement at Pammal, have they started Meenampakkam Airport extension work... and what about 100 feet road..? I was shocked! I said yaar, you speak what's happening there... and then I replied back to him.. "they have started with some construction on the way towards Pammal..." On hearing that, he asked me ok, tell me what kind of construction is going on there...? I was blinking because I didn't know exactly, what was happening....! so I just told him frankly... yaar I don't know, will tell you when you call us next time... for this he said.....what Didi you don't know what is happening in our own locality.. hmm anyways I have to get going now...and didn't even say bye...   then he never called us to know....

 
   
   
 
   
His inner wish was…to see a better Pammal.. a better place to live… people keep coming and going... an initiative has not be taken yet...for the upliftment of the area...

 

We wish… Pammal, a sub urban area, should be made into a beautiful, proud, developed place to live...should be made known to our nation.... because his last rites were done here..... his body was brought here.... his memories are here....

 
   
 
   
His Most favorite magazines were of Electronics for you, since 7th std., and books based Electronic projects.

 

  l Awakening Indians to India

  l The Hitopadesha

  l Manorama 2004

  l The Bachelor of Art

  l I’M Ok- You’re Ok

  l Customs Etiquettes in the Service

  l Indian Army Doctrine

      .....and many more novels, like shidney sheldon's...etc etc

 
   
 
   
  l Who am I

  l Lakshya

  l Kannathil Muthamittal.

  l Saving Private Ryan

  l We were soldiers

  l Full metal jacket

  l Wind talkers

  l Mission Impossible

  l Battle of Britain

  l Ladder 49

  l The Punisher

 
   
 
   
The Uncertainty Principle In Life...

 

Life is an endless journey, full of emotions, some pleasant and some not so pleasant. But there are some incidents, which are like movie trailers. They keep on playing in the head again and again.

 

I remember one such incident in Nagpur. I was there for a camp at the NCC Officers Training Academy. Near the academy, there was a small park and on the last day of the camp, I went there for a walk. The park was deserted except for a man and very young boy. They were playing and running all over the park. It was a kind of scene, which could make anybody feel good. The man would say "OK let’s go home now” and the boy would say with unlimited vigor and enthusiasm "daddy just five more minutes". I was amused as this went on and on and they played for more than two hours. Finally they sat on a bench near mine and man smiled at me.

 

Returning the smile, I told him "Sir, you must be the most patient and wonderful of all fathers". At this the man just grinned and looked up into the evening sky. When he looked at me again he was a completely changed man with tears in his eyes. He told me a story. It seems that he had a daughter, aged seven, who always wanted to play with him and spend sometime with him. But, for him, his work was more important. He soon realized his mistake as his daughter died in a road accident. he could never play with her, ever for five minutes.

 

Back in the academy, I was punished for coming late into barracks but I learnt something that day. Life is completely unpredictable and no one can ever see the future. If we love somebody, we have to show it somehow. That night, I got an out pass and went out to the only phone booth in the academy. I called up my parents and told them that I loved them.