Dance video

BSF jawans celebrate Bihu in freezing temperatures in Kashmir, dance video goes viral [WATCH]

Viral BSF jawans celebrate Bihu in freezing temperatures

Highlights

  • The short clip was shared on Twitter by BSF Kashmir
  • BSF jawans dance to folk song to celebrate Bihu
  • Bihu is a set of three important Assamese festivals in the state of Assam. Bhogali or Magh Bihu observed in January

BSJ jawans celebrated Bihu and danced to a folk song in the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir amid freezing temperatures.

A short clip showing their celebration went viral after being tweeted by the Border Security Force Kashmir handle.

“Mountains and mountains of snow, blinding blizzards, freezing temperatures, the stress of a 24-hour #LoC vigil, far from habitation; all this did not deter the BSF troops from dancing a few steps and to celebrate #Bihu at FDL in #Keran #ForwardArea,” BSF Kashmir tweeted.

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The tweet informed that troops celebrated Bihu in Keran sector of Kupwara district in Kashmir despite freezing temperatures, blizzards and the stress of round-the-clock duty.

One of the jawans is seen donning the traditional gamosa/gamusa, a piece of cloth with mostly red trim on three sides and red woven patterns on the fourth. It is a symbol of Assamese culture.

The clip garnered over 1,400 views.

The celebration comes just days after a clip showed Indian Army soldiers standing in knee-deep snow amid a blizzard in the outpost of Jammu and Kashmir. The clip was shared by PRO Udhampur, Ministry of Defense on Twitter.

Despite the snowstorm, the jawans continued to perform their duty and held on like a rock.

Another video tweeted by PRO Udhampur, Ministry of Defence, showed jawans carrying out an emergency evacuation of a pregnant woman from J&K’s Ghaggar Hill village along the LOC in Boniyar Tehsil.

The men reportedly transferred the woman to a primary health care center in Boniyar amid heavy snowfall.

The heavy snowfall in Kashmir poses unprecedented challenges to the citizens, especially in the higher regions. Watch the soldier and Awam fight together as they evacuate a patient to the nearest CSP for medical treatment. #ArmyForAwam,” PRO Udhampur wrote.