The life of soldiers may be a dream, but it is definitely not as easy as we imagine. Sure, we know that these fighters are reckless and their will is unyielding, but one can never know about their hardships.
In a series of videos, this soldier, who claims to be from the 29th battalion of the Border Security Force in Jammu and Kashmir, shares the difficulties of life at the border.
In the videos, the BSF jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav, shares the reality of living at the frontlines. He says how they are not being fed properly because of the corruption at top levels- the services and life that a jawan is entitled to, has gone for a toss.
In his videos, Bahadur doesn’t blame anyone in particular, although, he informs everyone that whatever the reasons may be, the jawans are not getting adequate facilities to survive.
But he does accuse the senior management of exploiting the money which has been allocated to the forces.
The purpose of his videos is to highlight the plight of the jawans and bring it to everyone’s notice, with the purpose of stringent actions.
In this video, he shows how the ‘daal’ is being prepared.
He claims that after 10 hours of duty, this is what he gets- a soup made of turmeric and salt, sans lentils and a few burnt chapatis.
Despite knowing the aftermath of posting these videos, Yadav says that he will continue to voice his opinion against the wrongdoings.
Let’s hope and pray that Yadav along with fellow jawans get proper food and care.
The authenticity of the videos hasn’t been verified.