She saw her father coming towards her.
He kissed her goodbye and said that he would return.
She asked him, "Will you make the country proud?"
He looked at her frail 6 year old daughter.
"Yes. And I hope someday you will too."
3 months later he did return. But he brought something with him.
His body was draped in an Indian National Flag. She happily looked at her father's body. She saluted him, as he had taught her to do.
He had kept his promise. He did come back and brought with him an Indian flag.He had made his country proud. She was sure of it.
15 years later, she was commissioned as an officer in the Indian Army.