Indian Army has been dominating in sports and other activities. However, we hardly notice other jobs done by them. When a cricketer hits a six or claims a wicket, we jump high in excitement and update status on social media for likes and make memes on them.
Well, there is a subtle difference between playing for the nation and dying to protect the nation. Cricketers do the former and soldiers the latter. When soldiers give absolutely everything to protect us like a shield, they deserve our praise. Let’s pay due respect to the soldiers who live and die for the nation.
Apart from war and fight, our jawans represented India with tonnes of pride at the Olympics, with many of them winning countless medals for the nation in various sports like shooting, rowing, marathon, swimming and wrestling etc. They participate in commonwealth games and clinch medals. If anything happens to the nation, the soldiers are the ones who deal with it. They do almost everything to keep our heads high.
In whats comes as a proud moment for the entire nation, Indian Army Major Abdul Quadir Khan of the Corps of Signals clinched Silver Medal at the prestigious 53rd Asian Body Building and Physique Sports Championship which was held at Batam, Indonesia.
Commissioned in June 2014, Army Major was very much interested in bodybuilding and he even took to Body Building with one step in intensity despite a hectic regimental schedule.
He showcased his mettle in that stream and his life took a dramatic turn. It was at 1 Signals Training Centre at Jabalpur where he got benefited from the excellent training infrastructure and reputed coaches.
After gaining the much-needed skills, he took part in the Indian Body Building Federation (IBBF) selection trials scheduled at Khammam, Telangana in July 2019 and finally got selected to represent India in the Body Building Championship.
His achievement in the sport is sensational and has also brought laurel to the Indian Army and Corps of Signals. What really makes his achievement really worth applauding is that it was his maiden event at the international stage and he couldn’t have asked for a better start in winning Silver for India.