On Friday, March 1, a historic, India witnessed a historic moment. With all eyes glued to the television, the nation welcomed the return of the valour Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Wg Cdr Abhinandan was captured by the Paksitani army on February 28.
As the nation celebrated, Twitterati was flooded with hastags form ReturnAbhinandan, #BringBackAbhinandan, #BraveAbhinandan to #WelcomBackAbhinandan, #AirWarriorAbhinandan, #WelcomeHomeAbhinandan.
Here is how the nation poured its wishes to the braveheart.
For honour of the Nation, you kept duty ahead of your personal safety. Wearing India Colours on your sleeve, you showed calm and poise in adversity. #Abhinandan you created history and in you we find the best of the Indian Armed Forces. Bravo #AirWarrior, more power to you pic.twitter.com/dZV73G7sz8
— Defence Spokesperson (@SpokespersonMoD) March 1, 2019
Noted sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik of Odisha made an eye-catching masterpiece to salute teh galore of the pilot.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) March 1, 2019
Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) in a jersey with number one, wrote, “You rule the skies and you rule our hearts. Your courage and dignity will inspire generations to come in”.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 1, 2019
Bollywood actors also showered their wishes saluting the courageous and valiant Wg Cdr Abhinandan. Actors including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Anil Kapoor, and Tammanah Bhatia.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 1, 2019
India unites to welcome the braveheart back to his homeland! With pride in our hearts & a smile on our faces, #WelcomeHomeAbhinandan!
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) March 1, 2019
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) March 1, 2019
T 3105 – From Anamika Ef :
“One of my closest friend says “A true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him” ~ her husband (a close friend again) is in Air Force…”
ABHINANDAN … स्वागतम , सुस्वागतम् ???????????? pic.twitter.com/2uPrGOPwOE
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 1, 2019