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An Ode to Border Roads Organization
Project : Border Roads Organisation [Road Builders in the Himalayan states]
About BRO : 'Life is a Journey. Complete IT' – read, one of the captions of a yellow Milestone on the roads of Ladakh. Besotted by this profound line that so simply, yet emphatically cautioned travellers to drive carefully in the harsh terrains of the Greater Himalayas of Ladakh, gridlocked amidst the gigantic mountains, I looked out for the thought-provoking "captions" put up by BRO, all through the rugged routes of Ladakh. Some liners could even give the leading advertising agencies, a run for their money.
Off the 18 divisions of BRO across India, HIMANK constructs roads in Ladakh.
A young Gorkha solider, Amit Thapa, at the Khardungla Pass says, "At this high altitude vulnerable place at 18,500 feet, the hills of the Himalayas are like his family - he wakes up to them, guards them, and sleeps watching them. Each day, at times he hopes that nature does not cast its fury. Yet, serving at the Indian border is a matter of pride and serving nature by helping with flash floods, helping people who come to that height and trying to protect border - that's the only life he has seen since he became an adult"
Ladakh: Land of Transforming Terrains
Ever wondered who built these roads?
Roads that we take for granted?
Border Roads Organisation, does.
HIMANK of BRO builds in Ladakh..
Built across high altitude regions..
Even vehicles find it treacherous..
But, they don't deter the men of BRO
Dangers lurk all around..
Yet they dare hostile environments..
..so they could build roads.
...all amidst Landslides, a norm.
Officers patrol to keep a watch...
They need rest, too..
Men of Indian Army help in rescues..
Amit Thapa - my favourite solider!
Welcome to Himalayas!
Presenting captions by BRO...
"Life is a Journey, Complete IT"
"Ladakh: Mountains in the Sky"
"Road Builders of Ladakh"
"We could be Americans or Africans..."
"We cut mountains, but connect hearts"
"Speed is a knife, that cuts Life"
"After Whisky, driving is risky"
"Safety on Road is Safe Tea at home"
"This is a Highway, not a Runway"
"Drive like Hell & you will be there"
"Mountains are pleasure if...
"In the Service of Nation: BRO!"
Be it an access to a Monastery...
Or ride thru sheets of Snow..
BRO ensures, A Ride of Your Life!
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