“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.” – George S Patton
I have written about my experience at Bishop Cotton School for the 150th anniversary and also covered it in my blog.
Many of my classmates have gone on to achieve great things in business, law, and the scientific field. However, I want to celebrate Captain Sanjay Dogra and am grateful that he lived.
We were the first batch of the grade 11, ISC batch. There were some from BCS, some from other schools and then there were a few day scholars from St. Edwards.
Captain Sanjay Dogra was from St. Edwards.
There were some of us who wanted to become doctors, some engineers, some lawyers and some of us just wanted to embrace the capitalist world.
Captain Sanjay Dogra, wanted to be a soldier. He resonated with the motto of Martin Luther King, Jr. “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
Captain Sanjay Dogra got admission to the National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla and graduated with the Sword of Honor. Captain Sanjay Dogra was a young dashing, brave man full of promise and vigor.
Captain Sanjay Dogra joined the Maratha Light Infantry and was involved in Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka. In 1989, he landed on an IED and gave up his life for freedom.
As I look at my weather-beaten face in the mirror and deal with the problems of the world, the world will forget me. Captain Sanjay Dogra will be remembered as a young dashing soldier, whose name is embossed in the War Memorial at Bishop Cotton School.
Generations upon generations will remember him for all his sacrifice and valor.
Jerry Godinho is a graduate from Bishop Cotton School, an undergrad from Hotel Management School, Les Roches in Bluche, Switzerland, with a MBA from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.
Beautifully written dear….we should value the dear ones who sacrificed their life for the nation ….
My salute to our dear friend and classmate