Taking a break from the hard work of soldiering, Indian service members have been filmed sending a flurry of artistic New Year greetings to the nation, garnering applause on social media.
Deployed in the snowy Himalayan ridges of Kashmir, a bunch of soldiers try their best to show off their team spirit. Standing atop a mountain, their squad chanted some slogans before “wishing everybody a happy and a prosperous New Year.”
Their brother-in-arms –serving tours of duty in the same region– staged a more sophisticated performance, singing a patriotic song while also dancing in unison.
— Kashmir in Pictures (@ProudyMuslim) January 1, 2020
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) January 1, 2020
In another video that surfaced on social media, soldiers sing the praises of their country – also greeting the nation with the New Year.
This is the Indian Army! What a beautiful and motivating video! Indian Army jawans singing in praise of our nation India to celebrate New Year!! 🇮🇳 Salute their bravery and commitment. pic.twitter.com/bGr4DIYzqH
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) January 1, 2020
The Army’s Northern Command chose to be more serious, uploading footage of troops flanking the national flag of India.
— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) January 1, 2020
All in all, the service members could chill out somewhat during the New Year’s period, passionately dancing to the authentic beats.
— Kokki Kumaru2.0 🔙 (@iam_Kokkikumaru) January 1, 2020
Naturally, the videos were received quite well by Indian twitterati, who thanked them for their selfless service. “Heart goes out to their warm spirit in those punishing cold conditions,” one woman wrote. Other comments were equally appreciative.
Heart goes out to their warm spirit in those punishing cold conditions
— Nandita Iyer (@saffrontrail) January 1, 2020
This video not only made my day, but also made the first day of New Year. Thank You for sharing it with us Sir.
— Nausheen Khan (@DrNausheenKhan) January 1, 2020
such a warming video on #NewYear2020 watched this video 100 times from yesterday 😄 my son and daughter both liking it and asking to show again and again 🤗🇮🇳
— अंकिता चौरसिया (@Ankita84sia) January 1, 2020
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