Must watch video:Gen GD Bakshi cried on TV defending Tri color and a Heartfelt message from Smriti Irani

HRD Minister Smriti Irani today called during The Newshour and expressed her gratitude for Major General (Retd) GD Bakshi.
Major General (Retd) GD Bakshi had broken down while defending HRD Ministry’s decision of hoisting the National Flag at all central universities across India.

Glimpse of Bakshi blasting the secular opposed to hoisting flag and moment when he broke down

Addressing Major General (Retd) GD Bakshi, Smriti said, “It’s a greatest tragedy for my nation to see tears in eyes of a great soldier like you. Man like you have never asked for anything in return.””As an Indian citizen, we are grateful for your services and sacrifices. Under that flag, knowingly or unknowingly, we shall remain grateful to you forever” she added.

bak2ON The Newshour, TIMES NOW Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, with panelists- Dr Sambit Patra, National Spokesperson, BJPl; M R Venkatesh, CA & Policy Analyst; Maj Gen (Retd) G D Bakshi, Editor, Indian Military Review; Mohandas Pai, Fmr Director, HR, Infosys; Sunil Alagh, Chairman, S K A Advisors; Imankalyan Lahiri, Prof International Relations; Jadavpur University; Saira Shah Halim, Writer & Activist; Shabnam Lone, Advocate, SC; Dr Ajay Alok, Gen Secy, JD (U), discussed the decision of HRD Ministry of hoisting of the tricolour at all central universities across the nation.

Some quotes from the debate:
The Tricolour is a piece of silk for which hundreds of soldiers have died to see it fluttering: Maj Gen (Retd) GD Bakshi
Hamare jawano ki kadar kariye jo shaheed ho gaye hai: Maj Gen (Retd) Bakshi
Every time is the right time to hoist the national flag: MR Venkatesh to Shabnam Lone
No doubt that national flag is pride of any country but I am questioning the timing:Shabnam Lone #TricolourForUnity
We are grateful for your sacrifices and services: HRD Min Smriti Irani to Maj Gen (Retd) Bakshi #TricolourForUnity

Listen in to Smriti for the heartfelt message to army veteran who broke down on TV.