Love is really beautiful, it is patient and kind. It does not envy nor boast and is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of the wrongs. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes and perseveres. But it is really challenging. Do you even remember your first crush? Most of you would because forgetting your very first love is tough. And if your crush of school or college days is your life partner today, then indeed you are lucky. But today, what we are sharing is extraordinary love stories of Indian couples that have crossed numerous barriers to hold firm their love relationships and teach the world that love endures.
Story of a Martyred Soldier’s Wife
Instead of hating the Army, she joined it as an officer to pay tribute to her husband who died while rendering his services to the nation. Meet Priya Semwal, who was one of the 62 women who was commissioned into the Indian Army as a short service officer. At the time of her husband’s death, the world for Priya turned out to be dark. She could have rejected the call and let it go. But, she accepted the challenge and support by her family, gave her the encouragement to work for the nation in spite of being a mother. Know more about her Story of Love for her husband and for the Nation.
To Save Wife, Husband Donates a Kidney
For me my wife’s life is of much more importance than my own, is what Waseem had to say while giving away one of his kidneys to his wife Ayesha. Due to renal failure and undergoing numerous dialyses, Ayesha was not recovering and was in deep pain. The couple journeyed to the length and breath of India to find out a remedy, but when they failed the doctors suggested that kidney transplant was the only solution. That’s when Waseem decided to offer his kidney and give a new life to his wife. After the transplant Ayesha was filled with joy of having a selfless loving husband and this was a life lesson for all those who came to know about their love story.
When a Higher Caste Wed a Dalit
Our society is still struggling to fight against the issue of the higher and lower caste. Gone are the days of people being called untouchables. But its hard to accept the fact that still in INDIA it is practiced and this social stigma will always remain. But, the love between Tilakam and Kathir turned out to be a beautiful story. Tilakam who belonged to the higher caste took a bold step in life falling in love with Kathir who was a Dalit. The support from Tilakam’s father who had a different thought for the couple when compared with the society was a stepping stone that lead to their marriage.
An Acid attack victim who fought for her rights and also found love
For rejecting the proposal back in 2005, Laxmi Agarwal was attacked with acid on her face when she was just 15 years old. The Indian campaigner for Stop Acid attack and TV host is a braveheart and fought for justice. When the world seemed to be upside down and no space for love in her life, Laxmi came across Alok Dixit who was the right person she would have ever thought of. Leading as an example for others this couple crossed all barriers and even took the step of not getting married due to various reasons. Laxmi has also bagged the International Women of Courage award by US First Lady Michelle Obama. The support given by Alok in every sphere of her life is what keeps her charged and fight for the right.
Turning Weakness Into strength
Many those who are born disabled feel that they are a burden to their family is what Vandana, one of the Head Member of Narayan Sewa Sansthan has to say while sharing the stories of disabled people coming to them for treatment. This was the spot in Udaipur where there was a freedom for patients to come together and interact with each other, giving way to a wonderful marriage. Here is where Kamlesh and Geeta first met and love blossomed thereafter. It was not only their parental pressure that they had to face but also overcome the crippling issue of polio. But each challenge became weak over the power of love and their journey became better. With each meet they had led to a beautiful married life. Read more about them along with other couples who won the hearts with their love stories here.
When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark is what these couples have promised each other. Let’s learn from their struggles and firm dedication to lead a life loving and respecting our relationships.