An Indian Air Force (IAF) squadron leader’s heartfelt post on the challenges faced by “fauji kids” (children of military personnel) has resonated deeply with people online. Niharika Handa, the IAF officer with a decade of experience, shared her thoughts on LinkedIn, where her post quickly went viral.
In her poignant message, Handa shed light on the struggles that “fauji kids” endure during their formative years. These children often face the daunting task of frequently moving houses, changing schools, and adapting to ever-changing neighborhoods due to their parents’ military postings.
“Frequent moves are a way of life for the fauji child. It is never easy to say goodbye to friends and familiar routines, to begin again in a new school, a new neighborhood – and sometimes a new country!” she wrote in the caption.
Handa emphasised that these children say more goodbyes in their initial years than the average person does in a lifetime.
She expressed her admiration and respect for the fauji kids, acknowledging the significant role they play in supporting their military parents and, by extension, their nation. Handa also extended gratitude to her own toddler, who has been a source of unwavering support for her and her husband.
Take a look at the post:
The post has over 3k likes and many reactions. Handa’s words resonated with many and they thanked her for the wonderful post.
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