Tonight the Indian students at the University of Michigan held a vigil for the victims of last week’s Mumbai Attacks. It was a beautiful and heart moving experience. Seeing so many people show has made me believe more strongly in the words ‘united we stand, divided we fall’.
Today, I want you to put all that you’re hearing about the political imperatives in these attacks aside and think of the victims and their families. When a terrorist attack happens, innocent lives are lost. People who had set out to deal with their lives and livelihood never knew that they wouldn’t make that journey home again.
Mumbai, we remember you.
Lastly, I want you to take a moment to think about Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and Havaldar Gajender Singh. These martyr shall always be remembered. Vande Mataram!