Poonch, December 17: In another incident the Indian Army men have reinstated the fact that they are the real heroes. This time, by helping a blind Pooch boy to regain his lost eyesight.
As reported in a local daily, eighteen years old, Muhammad Arif hails from Gali Pindi village in Poonch district. He lost his vision 12 years back when lightning struck his house. The doctors had declared that the boy could never get back his eyesight but Indian Army unit deployed in the area made it possible.
The boy can see now and this has indeed brought joy to his family.
“I was studying in class 8th when a bright spark of lightning struck my house and I lost eyesight. My family did everything they could do to help me regain my eye sight. They visited every possible hospital but the doctors refused my treatment and said that my eyes could not be treated, ” Arif said.
The boy added, “Last month, my parents got to know that the 12 Jat Regiment has organised a free eye camp at Sekloo village in Mandi tehsil last month. We went there for check up and were told that my eyes can be treated. This give us a ray of hope.”
While thanking Army for the most valuable gift of his life, Arif said that he is very happy now and he can never thank the men enough for helping him see once again.
Everybody at his home is very happy after restoration of Arif’s eye sight. As per his sister, Shamim Akhter, “The 12 Jat unit has extended a helping hand and helped us get back his vision. He does everything on his own now and is more enthusiastic to take admission in school as a regular student. We are thankful to the 12 Jat Regiment.”
However, Maj Arnav explained that they took Arif to the Army Hospital in Rajouri and consulted doctors there. He said they went in for eye surgery and succeeded in getting back his vision. Maj Arnav said, “We just did our job and are happy that the Army did it.”