Delhi: It seems that people are paying heed to what Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged them to do a couple of months back.
Addressing a gathering of ex-servicemen, war widows and students in Bhopal on the occasion of inauguration of Shaurya Smarak state war memorial, constructed by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, Prime Minister on October 14 last year had appealed to the nation to honour and respect soldiers who lay down their lives guarding the borders.
He had said that in foreign countries, often when sitting at airports or railways stations one sees that soldiers are given standing ovation by civilians even when they just pass by.
PM Modi had asked, "Can we make this effort slowly and develop a tradition to show respect to our defence forces?"
He had added that such small factors make a huge difference in "our lives and soldiers' lives."
Praising the armed forces for their bravery, he had said they were also among the first ones across the world when judged on the yardsticks of discipline and concern for fellow human beings.
Given PM's appeal, a recent video of crowds breaking into applause on seeing Indian Army soldiers at Indira Gandhi International Airport will warm many a hearts.
Watch the video below (Courtesy - @majorgauravarya):
0300 hrs, Indira Gandhi International Airport, crowds break into spontaneous applause when they see #IndianArmy soldiers. The day has come
— Major Gaurav Arya (@majorgauravarya) April 18, 2017