A video from Nagaland has won many hearts, including that of Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh who called it a “treat to watch”.
The 45-second video he tweeted this morning shows policemen training in a group. The cops are seen parading as another officer loudly sings the classic Bollywood number: “Dhal gaya din, ho gayi shaam” from the 1970 movie “Humjoli“.
“Video: It is a treat to watch Nagaland policemen singing the 1970s classic Hindi song “Dhal gaya din..ho gayi shaam..” in unison. #EkBharatSreshthaBharat #Northeast (sic),” tweeted Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
The song that was originally sung by legendary singers Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhonsle, is being recreated in the video by the training instructor, as the officers march.
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) June 16, 2021
In the video, the training officer also added his own touch by improvising a line, “Aage jaake kya karoge piche mud (What will you do going any further, turn around)”, as the officers reach the end of the ground.
The video was shared previously on Twitter by an IPS officer, Rupin Sharma, who identified the instructor as Mr Sakhrie.
The video was uploaded by Mr Sharma on June 12 and has been viewed over 22,300 times, so far.
Twitter users seemed to love the video, with many applauding the instructing officer for his creative twist to the training session. One user said, “What a superb instructor… I’m sure I would have marched well in school if I had such an amazing instructor!”
Instructor L/Nk #Sakhrie.????????
Dhal gaya din, ho gayi shaam, jaane do, jaana hai….☺️☺️
आगे जाकर क्या करोगे, पीछे मुड़..☺️☺️@Neiphiu_Rio@YanthungoPatton@adg_training@adgpi@arunbothra@hussain_imtiyaz@ipskabra@ipsvijrk@IPS_Association@svpnpahydpic.twitter.com/NGB35xoGBs
— Rupin Sharma IPS (@rupin1992) June 12, 2021
Another user said, “Can watch over and over again.”
Can watch over and over again.❤
— X Chophika Sumi (@chophika_sumi) June 12, 2021
Another comment read that such training provided “hope in testing times.”
Such training gives hope in testing time and inspire soldier’s to keep moving.
— Dilshad Shaikh (@shaikh_dilshad) June 12, 2021
Take a look at some of the other reactions.
Innovative way to teach drill. Must be also included in Curriculum bcoz this generation kids stay indoor playing in mobile. It will also work as fitness class and outdoor activity too. @DrRPNishank@CMOfficeAssam@ranojpeguhttps://t.co/uMtkT1o3wr
— ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????? (@BShaktis) June 13, 2021
No work is hard if done with love and passion. Sakhrie saab is demonstrating it so well. https://t.co/KCcmQsEkyv
— Ratnadeep Suvarnakaushik (@Ratnadeep26) June 13, 2021
Parade drill does not come easy, believe me I’ve done it all. Kudos to this Drill instructor who with his creativity has got the contingent in perfect sync.???? https://t.co/RTCVEsL6UH
— Anonymous132 (@Zxcvbbb233) June 13, 2021
The video is certainly a delight to watch.