Social media users cheered and hailed the Indian Army for rescuing a pregnant woman in snow-bound Kashmir.
On the occasion of 72nd Army Day on January 15th, 2020, a video was shared on the social media app by the official account of Chinar Corps – Indian Army of jawans taking a pregnant woman on a stretcher through heavy snow in the Kashmir Valley.
According to them, the woman – Shamima required emergency hospitalization and had to be taken on a stretcher to the hospital. The video was captioned as,”During heavy snowfall, an expecting mother Mrs Shamima, required emergency hospitalisation. For 4 hours over 100 Army persons & 30 civilians walked with her on stretcher through heavy snow. Baby born in hospital, both mother & child doing fine.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi retweeted the video and hailed the “valour and professionalism” of the Indian Army.
“Our Army is known for its valour and professionalism. It is also respected for its humanitarian spirit. Whenever people have needed help, our Army has risen to the occasion and done everything possible! Proud of our Army,” Modi tweeted.
Twitter users were quick to praise the Indian Army soldiers for their bravery and service. At the time of writing this article, the video had over 225k views, 13.6k likes and 3.9k retweets.
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Army Day is celebrated on January 15th every year, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on January 15th, 1949
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