The internet is filled with stories that will tell you tales about our soldiers, that you wished were not true. From the alleged deplorable condition of food served at base camps to the fate of whistle-blowers within the army, there are umpteen instances to cite the plight of jawans. Jawans who are guarding borders and taking bullets, just to ensure we get our good night’s sleep!
However, there seems to be a turnabout and we have Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank. Not long ago, in one of his speeches, had urged, ‘Can we make effort slowly and develop a tradition to show respect to our defence forces?’
Recently, the Indian Army walked into a huge welcome and thunderous applause when they entered the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi. Major Gaurav Arya took to Twitter to share the video which is now going viral.
— Major Gaurav Arya (@majorgauravarya) April 18, 2017
He told Indian Express,
Needless to say, reactions started pouring in and it is only making my chest swell with pride.
1. Jai Hind
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 19, 2017
2. We must!
I've started doing this for all soldiers & officers in Uniform, so have my kids! It's a great feeling to let someone know that we love them!
— Lone Crusader (@seriousfunnyguy) April 18, 2017
— Shashikant mishra (@shashibd) April 18, 2017
— Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) April 18, 2017
5. Even Anupam Kher shares the sentiment.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 18, 2017
Now, if this isn’t moving, what is!?
News Source: Indian Express