The armed forces have always displayed a liking for Bollywood gaana. You’ve seen the number of musical events that B-town hosts to honour those that protect and serve our country and its people, no? And now we have a new proof of that particular pudding. Doing an idle surf through the WWWeb, we tripped over the sweetest video posted by Indian army veteran Major Gaurav Arya on his Twitter handle.
The video the Major shared is one of police personnel doing a routine march in an open ground. They stride along in formation, following the direction of the chief of the unit…or so we presume. But what is really cute is that the man in charge is urging on his contingent and generally orchestrating the proceedings with a song that will be very familiar to fans of Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi – Dhal gaya din, from the 1970 Jeetendra-Leena Chandavarkar starrer, Humjoli. This one has lyrics by Anand Bakshi and music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
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Major Arya explained in his tweet: "Cannot verify video but I am told this is Nagaland Police. Most heartwarming. Made me smile. I grew up in Aizawl & Shillong. In St. Edmunds, I had Khasi, Naga, Mizo & Manipuri friends. Anything from NE means friendship & happy memories. “Aage jaake kya karega...peeche mur”.
This sure made our day! Take a look:
Inspiring, touching and very sweet, no?