My elder brother was on a trip to Kerala, on Dec 1st they had a connecting flight from Chennai. But because of heavy rain they got caught up at the Chennai airport. Everything was in bad condition there.
Tea was costing around Rs 100 and ‘Chocopai’ was being sold to kids at Rs 450 which normally costs Rs 60. But fortunately Indian Army came to rescue there, and they rescued 100 people and dropped them at Delhi.
During the travel they served tea, vegetables and puri on the plane. There was a child among the people being rescued and seeing him in that condition an army officer brought milk from his home for him.
I have never seen the God but now I believe he must look like our army men. I salute the army. It is very hard to imagine the courage of the mothers who send their sons in army and on such missions to save lives of others, a huge respect for all those mothers. I bow before the Indian Army.
मेरे बड़े भाई पूरे परिवार के साथ केरल घूमने गये .. 1 दिसंबर को उनकी चेन्नई से कनेक्टिंग फ्लाइट थी , लेकिन भारी बारिश से व…
Retiring after spending 32 years in the Indian Army, Col Chris Rego is helping change the destinies of hundreds of children in conflict-affected North East India through his “White Bullets” initiative. With this initiative, he hopes to bring peace and progress to communities across North East India.
Luminouswanted to bring out the Colonel’s story to the world to inspire and motivate others as it believes that education is a strong tool to empower women. It is supporting Col Rego’s cause through an initiative called #Luminaries – the brave people who stand up for causes like girl child education and make a difference in the society.
Col Rego’s journey started over a decade ago in Manipur when a tribal woman knocked on his door pleading for support for her daughter’s education. Touched by the woman’s story, Col Rego and his wife delved into their savings and arranged for the money for the girl’s education. Two years down the line, the woman returned, this time with a small pumpkin and a shawl that she had knitted, and all the money she had borrowed. Moved and realizing that their money could make lives rather than earn paltry interest, Col and Mrs. Rego embarked on a journey to arrange for sponsorship of many more underprivileged children.
Retiring from the Army, Col Rego took over as CEO of Sunbird Trust, a not-for-profit organization which he founded in 2014. The Trust now sponsor over 1,000 children in 21 locations acrossNorth East India. The centre of Sunbird Trust’s activities is at beautiful Ijeirong, Manipur.
Recognizing Col Chris’s immense work, Luminousacknowledged him as their first Luminary. Through this, they hope to bring more power to his elbow in the notable work he is doing. The Luminousteam travelled to remote Ijeirong village and installed solar products. These solar products will help in providing power to the entire campus 24/7 for the very first time.
The Logical Indian salutes Col Christopher Rego for his untiring efforts and leadership. His efforts are already having a cascading effect on people from across India joining the “White Bullets” endeavour. Quite amazingly, education, in itself so empowering, is merely a means to PEACE. We hope the path illuminated by #Luminary Col Rego and his Sunbird Trust team acts as a beacon for others to follow.
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