Did you feel the light breeze slowly kissing your skin, or have you noticed the green leaves sprouting from the tiny branches of trees, and the flamboyant colours of flowers that literally has invaded our mind but in a beautiful way? If yes, then you too unknowingly are bewitched by this majestic season called Spring. It’s time we say hello to the new beginnings of life and adieu to the dead and dark winter.

Throwing light on the current theme of March issue, i.e. Love for India, let’sjust celebrate on being a proud Indian. Although this year had a rough start, yet took a step forward with some remarkable events. Let us quickly brush up on a few of such events;

Light on Vande Bharat Express

India’s first ever Semi High-Speed Train, Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on the Delhi-Varanasi route. With a maximum speed limit of 180kmph, Train 18 will shorten the distance to just 8 hours. Cheers to ‘Make in India’ initiative!

Seoul Peace Prize to Modi

India in recent years has experienced many changes. Well, all thanks to the present government. PM Modi bagged the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 in South Korea, for his outstanding international cooperation and promoting global economic development. Simultaneously, India is now the second largest producer of steel after China.

Oscar To Period

Talking about achievements, how can we not mention about ‘Period. End of Sentence’. Breaking all the taboos, this documentary based in rural India won an Oscar this year. The film has been directed by Rayka Zehtabchi and produced by Indian producer Guneet Monga.

Pulwama Terror Attack

We all know that for India,it’s not the correct time to celebrate the season, the reason of course being the dreadful suicide bomb attack on 14th of February at Pulwama. The incident took lives of  over 40 CRPF personnel, of which Pakistan based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed took full responsibility. However, Pak PM Imran Khan denies all such allegations demanding proper evidence of their involvement.

Amidst all the verbal attacks and counterattack of both the country, India finally took some deep steps like nullifying the ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status, followed by the hike in customs duty by 200% on all imported goods from Pak land. India too decided to divert the flow of water to Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty and even withdrew security of the Separatist leaders in J&K. Indian Cine Workers Association also have imposed a ban on Pak artists in the aftermath of the terror attack.

Overcoming the suffocation of pain, pressure and pique, the Indian Air Force (IAF)after twelve days of the suicide attack,strikes the terror camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed at Balakot Town, Pakistan. The airstrike was held at around 3:40 am on the 26th of February, claiming the death of more than 300 terrorists.

A day later, Pakistan, Army released a video claiming the arrest of an IAF officer, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. While flying a MiG-21 during a face-off with Pakistan’s F16 aircraft, Wing Cdr. Varthaman crossed the border and was struck by a missile. He was, however, being arrested by the army there and after 60 hours of custody, he was released and sent back to India.

Despite the entire power tussle between the countries, let us not disappoint mankind. Like A.P.J. Abdul Kalam once said, “War is never a lasting solution for any problem”.