Wendell Phillips noted American abolitionist once said “Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.”
If you can’t recognize the HERO in this picture and wondering what’s happening there, then I have to give you the prologue first.
More than 20 hours had past and rescue squad consisting of Nepal Army, Police, Trekkers and Locals were frustrated and tired. Even after their continuous effort, attempts and re-attempts they were not able to rescue two and half year old girl, who had fallen in narrow gorge some 60 meters down below the ground. [gorge of Seti river in Pokhara, Nepal].
Then our Hero “Kamal Nepali” comes forward and volunteers himself for the rescue operation. Not knowing what lies ahead into that dark and mysterious gorge. Rescuers saw the hope as his body was small enough to crawl deep inside the gorge. But some objected pointing at his age and size, but our hero was determined and he insisted. He was the best available option left there.
After half an hour into the unknown, Kamal appears with the girl. Mission accomplished, he SAVED LIFE that day. Crowd cheered and applauded, everybody including girl’s father hugged him, and there was tears of joy everywhere.
Next day I read two liners in Newspapers, “Teen saved girl’s life”, my personal view is we should not be stingy on writing about this HEROIC act. This should have been FRONTPAGE News if I would have been an editor.
Scene for the movie Enemy at the Gates:
Stalin’s envoy Nikita Khrushchev comes to Stalingrad and warns a group of Soviet political officers, “If the Germans capture this city, the entire country will collapse.” Khrushchev demands suggestions as to how to motivate Soviet troops to stand up to the Germans, and Danilov proposes, “What we need are heroes.” “Do you know any heroes around here?” asks Khrushchev, to which Danilov replies, “Yes, Comrade, I know one.”
Don’t you think even NEPAL needs many HEROS like Kamal, at this juncture of time??