It is said that “Once a soldier is always a soldier”. He fights for the nation, and his duty to serve the nation comes always first. Be it on the battlefield or anywhere and in any condition.
This is an inspiring story of an Indian Army Officer, who despite losing his vision in an IED blast never gave up. It is his sheer grit, determination and never say die attitude, is an inspiration to many.
Indian Army has posted a picture of Maj Gopal Mitra, a decorated officer with Sena Medal, from the armed forces, who has become the first disabled person to work at the UNICEF headquarters.
Maj Gopal Mitra, SM lost his vision in an IED blast while conducting an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir back in 2000.
The Indian Army posted his picture on it’s official Instagram page saying
“Major Gopal Mitra, SM lost his vision in an IED Blast. Despite all odds, Major Mitra did Masters in Social work and MSc in Development Management. He is now the first disabled person from India to be appointed at #UNICEFHeadquarters. #Proud #Inspiration #IndianArmy“
According to sources, Maj Mitra commissioned in the Indian Army in 1995, has played a very crucial role in the anti-insurgency operations in the valley. He has also taken an active part in the 1999 Kargil conflict as well.
Maj Mitra had sustained a nearly fatal injury in an operation in Kupwara and has undergone a number of surgeries as well.