Lal Bahadur was a young Gurkha boy who, at the age of twelve, had already achieved an impressive level of maturity and wisdom. Every day, his father would take him to the village temple to pray, and on the way back home, he would tell Lal stories of great warriors and their heroic deeds.
It was one such day, when Lal decided to take his first steps towards earning his own place in history. On this particular morning, his father had given him a spear, a kukri, and standing orders to bring back some fresh meat for their dinner.
Lal, a mere boy of twelve, set out on his deadly mission, armed with courage and a newfound strength. He ventured through the dense jungles of Nepal, staying alert for any potential danger and ready to defend himself if need be.
As he made his way through the jungle, he encountered an old man who was in need of assistance. The man had grown weak and asked for help in gathering firewood for his evening meal. Lal, driven by his sense of duty and compassion, stopped to help the elderly man and carried enough wood for his whole family.
Seeing his courage, strength, and kindness, the old man asked Lal if he would like to join the Gurkha regiment and become a fierce warrior. Lal was taken aback by the offer, but years of listening to his father’s stories had lit a spark of desire within him. He needed no further prompting and agreed with enthusiasm.
Lal quickly learnt the art of warfare and soon rose through ranks to become an experienced and brave Gurkha fighter. He fought fiercely in numerous battlefields and was known for his skill and valour.
He defended his nation with passion and pride and his loyalty to the Gurkha regiment was unquestioned. He was a true hero and had earned the respect of his fellow warriors and the citizens of his country.
The moral of the story is that true courage and strength comes from within and not from any physical object. If one has the heart of a lion, no obstacle can stand in their way. Even the most challenging task can be conquered if one has the courage to face it head on.