In a recently gone viral video, Indian Navy band can be seen grooving on evergreen Bollywood songs during the rehearsal of the Republic Day parade. For the unversed, the Band is Indian Navy’s full-time band that was established back in 1945. Currently, the band is comprised of 125 members. These 125 members hold bachelor’s degree from recognized universities and have competency in at least one musical instrument. In the viral video, the band can be seen grooving on Asha Bhonsle’s classic song ‘Duniya Mein Logo Ko’ composed by R.D. Burman for 1972 film Apna Desh. The energetic groove of the Band members made desi netizens’ chest swell with pride.
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Earlier in March 2021, Indians from all across the world were shocked and awe when the US Navy Band sang ‘Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera’. The band performed the popular A.R. Rahman number during a dinner event which was hosted at US Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) place. Not only did the video go viral, but it also got retweets from the composer of the song A.R. Rahman along with Shahrukh Khan and Ashutosh Gowarikar who were part of the film Swades which featured the song.
— U.S. Navy Band (@usnavyband) March 28, 2021
Many netizens were left wondering whether they would ever see the Indian Navy band perform on similar lines. Their wish was granted recently when the Indian Navy band performed Bollywood songs and grooved on the same. The video of their performance and energetic dance has since gone viral.
The Navy Band were reportedly rehearsing for the upcoming Republic Day Prade at the Rajpath in New Delhi. This is when they performed Asha Bhonsle’s classic hit ‘Duniya Mein Logo Ko’. The band members can be seen wearing their usual Navy costume with masks on their faces and their respective instruments with them. Meanwhile, several members of Navy cadre can also be seen with their weapons in possession.
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— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) January 20, 2022
The fun and energetic performance by the Navy Band evoked some equally fun reactions from the Netizens. The video was first shared by Major Surendra Poonia and has since been viewed over 48 thousand times. Netizens reacted by saying ‘Vande Matram’ and appreciated the energy of the young band members and cadre.
Our true Heros 🤩🤩 ❤️❤️
Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Sanra3.0 🇮🇳 (@Sanra05) January 20, 2022
Wow what a lovely sight👌 Young officers full of energy and joy 👏
— Sonal Choudhary (@amsonal) January 20, 2022
Puts a proud smile on my face 🇮🇳🇮🇳👊👊🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Dr. SINGH (@WrongWinger) January 20, 2022
Bahut achchha lag rha hai 😊😊😊
— Ankit Gupta (@AnkitGu01754772) January 20, 2022
Warm up before parade
— Sachin Chaudhary (@ChaudhadySachin) January 20, 2022
Hows the Josh! 🙌😹👍👍
— Abhishek vashisth (@AnShUvash) January 20, 2022
What a Josh, what a swag ,शानदार, जानदार क्या बात है भारत के आर्म्ड फोर्सेस की। जय हिंद।
— CHANAKYASONIC (@CHANAKYASONIC) January 20, 2022
Proud to be an Indian. Jai Hind. Jai Hind ki Sena (Army Navy and AirForce).
— Gaurav Ahuja (@imgahuja) January 20, 2022
Earlier in 2021, the Eastern Naval Command held a performance by the Navy Band to mark the 50th anniversary of the War of 1971 and also to pay tributes to India’s COVID-19 warriors. The performance was held at the TU Aircraft Museum in Visakhapatnam.
As one would expect the hour-long performance featured a slew of patriotic songs along with popular Hindi numbers to enthrall the audience. Further, martial music and regional songs were also part of the set-list.
The songs included, ‘Koi Kahe’, ‘Hindustani’, ‘Kandhon Se Milte Hai Kandhe’, ‘Chak De India’, ‘Jai Ho’, and more. The performance was conducted by S. Janakiraman, Master Chief Petty Officer Musician First Class.