January 15 is Indian Army Day. And, it’s no surprise that the people of this country have immense respect for the soldiers. Every now and then, we come across movies that pay respect to soldiers for the sacrifices they make and the hard work they put in. However, the most popular among them remains the star-studded “Border”, which turns 21 this June. The movie owes its popularity largely to the song, Sandese Aaate Hain; it sums up all the sentiments of bereavement that enamours the idea of a soldier for Indians. And now, a video of a BSF soldier singing Sandese Aate Hain has gone viral, right in time for the Indian Army Day.
On Indian Army Day, let the BSF Soldier Singing Sandese Aate Hain Melt your Heart
BSF soldier sings “Sandese Aate Hain” from movie ‘Border’. Salute to the Bravehearts and their spirit and dedication towards the Nation. 🙏🇮🇳pic.twitter.com/UPQCw6gHVn
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 12, 2019
Surely, this version sounds better than any rendition you might have heard before. Perhaps, those singers don’t have the experience of stepping into the shoes of a soldier. As it turns out, the soldier in the viral video is Surinder Singh, who also appeared in the audition round of Indian Idol season 10. He had come in his uniform and moved the judges with the same song. He had also shared that he has a little daughter, though he never gets enough time to spend with her because of his duty.
Back then, he had moved everyone to tears when he said that for every soldier, his duty towards his country comes first, and then comes family and everything else. And this time, Surinder has succeeded in striking a chord in the hearts of his countrymen with his song. In the true and pure voice of Surinder, this wonderful song reaches a new level of melancholy, thanks to the honesty of his experience.
One might argue that using the army uniform was a ploy to earn some TRP, or that the video itself is no impromptu one, and that it’s being spread to propagate patriotism at a time when people get tagged as anti-nationals for talking about the malpractices of the army, the hypermasculine gender roles that they have come to represent, their intolerance, the jingoism in the army movies, etc. Nonetheless, Surinder’s earnest voice touches the heart of every listener. After all, there are two sides of every coin.