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Army Day 2020: PM Modi shares video of Indian Army jawans taking pregnant woman on stretcher through heavy snow

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 January 2020, 15:38 IST

Today the nation is celebrating the 72nd Army day across the nation for the contributions of Indian soldiers. Every year on January 15, Army Day is celebrated at all Army Command headquarters to honor the country's soldiers. On this day in 1949, the Indian Army got its first Army chief which also signifies the transfer of power from Britishers to Indians.

On this auspicious occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared a heartwarming video on Twitter which showed Indian Army officers helping a pregnant woman in the Kashmir Valley. The video has gone viral on social media platforms.

Originally, the video was shared on the official account of the Chinar Corps-Indian Army. According to the caption, the woman named Shamima required emergency hospitalization and had to be taken to the hospital anyhow.

Hence, to help the woman Indian Army officers took the woman on a stretcher through heavy snow in the valley.

The official account of Chinar Corps captioned the video: “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 a hospital, both mother & child doing fine”

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The video also sought the attention of PM Modi and he also tweeted a video with the caption:

“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. I pray for the good health of Shamima and her child.”


In the video, civilians and army officers can be seen carrying the woman on the stretcher through the snow. The group of around 100 Army personnel and 30 civilians carried the woman for over four hours.

Thankfully, Shamima delivered her baby successfully at the hospital and both the mother and the child were fine.

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First published: 15 January 2020, 15:38 IST