As a global citizen it is our utmost responsibility to do our job in making the world a better place to live. In spite of our disputes we should dig the truth, become aware of the reality, abandon the lies and decide from our heart. Even a single small action of kindness does make a huge difference in the world full of hatred and lies.
Every morning we get up to the news of violence, war, crime and disaster. I am unable to recall a single day when I didn’t hear something bad happening somewhere in the world. But when I come across such news it strengthens my belief in humanity.
The Director of Operations of Pakistan Air force during Kargil War in 1999, Air Commodore (Retd) Kaiser Taufail, set an example of tolerance, generosity and mercy for the mankind when he rescued and Indian pilot from the aggression of his own fellow soldiers.
Nachiketa the captive solider, while talking to NDTV India said that,” The Pakistani soldiers who captured me were trying to kill me and mishandling me once they got me, as I was an enemy pilot who targeted their locations and killed many soldiers. As a result they were very aggressive when they got hold of me. But Taufail came to my rescue and took me with him in his cabin. As he realized that now my position has changed and i am a mere captive”
After ten years, Nachiketa finally spoke to media about this incident, where he told them that Tufail and he shared some mutual interest regarding flying which they discussed over a cup of tea and snacks in Tufail’s cabin. He told him about his father’s health and in return Nachiketa shared his sister’s wedding plans with Tufail. So basically two enemies set aside their disputes and conflicts and chit chatted like two random acquaintances.
Indian government took Nachiketa back after 8 days of back door negotiations, but if it wasn’t Tufail who saved his life in the first place, Nachiketa won’t be able to return to India alive.
Sometimes such small deeds somewhere down the line restore your faith in humanity and force you to think that perhaps we aren’t that bad. Perhaps the world isn’t such a bad place to LIVE..!