Jammu: “Howz The Josh—High Sir: Jai Hind”—is the latest catchphrase every nook and cranny of this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir reverberating with, inspiring youngsters to join the Indian Army to serve the nation.
Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam starrer ‘Uri’ has not only turned out to be a two-hour duration ‘Bollywood Masala Movie’ but the thriller has left its mark on the minds of Jammu youths, who want to be a part of Indian Army and serve the nation.
Playing in five cinemas here- ‘Uri’ instilled ‘josh’ in the youth and the nationalist forces of Jammu.
In an atmosphere filled with patriotic fervour, the people were seen shouting ‘Jai Hind’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ during the film’s screening, which has depicted the ‘2016 Surgical Strike’ by India in the Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir to revenge attack by four heavily armed militants on September 18, 2016, near the town of Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.
It was reported as “the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades”.
“I had goosebumps while watching the movie and my respect for the Indian Army has doubled thereafter,” Avinash Khurana—a college goer here expressed.
He said, “I don’t know what destiny has in store for me but after completing my graduation this year, I will definitely, appear in the examination to join Indian Army because I have realised that it is not an easy task to be a soldier or a guard protecting its border for its countrymen.”
“By sitting in cosy rooms during winters and in air conditioners during summers, we cannot feel what soldiers are contributing for the country,” he asserted and said that people of India must stand by them in every hour for the sacrifices they are making to make every citizen secure and safe.
“My heart goes out whenever I see our soldiers attaining martyrdom for the country while fighting during counter insurgency operations and in return what we are giving to them? I think nothing,”
Priyanka Malhotra—a teacher said and added, “I wanted my sons to watch ‘Uri’—so that they must know how our jawans are making us feel safe by giving their lives.”
“Two of my close relatives are serving in Indian Army and I would love my children to be a Army men in future so that they serve for the country,” she asserted.
Jhanvi Mahajan, a housewife, said that she has high regards for the Indian Army, adding, “it is because of them, we are enjoying every moment of life, no matters in whatever form it is.”
“We are having fun, freaking around, going for shopping, move freely. It is all possible because of Indian Army and our security forces, who are round the clock standing tall and are always vigilant along borders vis-a-vis within hinterlands,” she added.
“If we cannot contribute in a big way towards Armed Forces or the para-military forces, at least can give them respect when we face them,” Anchal Singh, a retired government employee said.
He said, “A small salute can be a big respect for a soldier as it can doubles his/her energy,” adding he said, “The government should come up even more stringent laws for those, who disrespect them and pelt stones.”
However, ‘Uri’ has not only earned applauds from the Jammu public but also refreshed their energies and strengthened bonds besides filling them with new ‘josh’ of joining the Indian Army.