Climate activist Licypirya Kangujam was moved by the exhausted staff of the indian army patrolling his village in Manipur. In gratitude, Kangujam gave them juice and a video showing her sweet gesture won hearts online.
In the 32-second clip, the 10-year-old girl is seen giving a packet of juice to a soldier. The soldier also gives him a packet of cookies and the two greet each other. Then, she runs to another soldier and gives him a bottle of juice. A die soldiers is seen waving to the camera. The camera pans to show other soldiers advancing.
“An Indian Army platoon patrolled the road to our village on March 24. I gave them juice because I saw them exhausted and to show them gratitude. In return, one of the jawans gave me a packet of cookies from his pocket. What a great Josh! Salute!” read the tweet’s caption.
Watch the video here:
An Indian Army platoon patrolled the road to our village on March 24th. I gave them juice🧃 because I saw them exhausted and to show them gratitude. In return, one of the jawan gave me a packet of cookies 🍪 from his pocket. What a great Josh! Greet! 🙏#IndianArmy #My village @adgpi pic.twitter.com/3UqZ8qrwMj
— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) April 10, 2022
Kangujam shared the clip on Twitter on Sunday and received applause online. “Indian Defense and Security Forces very professional. Refreshing gesture from both jawan as well as @LicypriyaK. Nice way to express gratitude,” one user commented.
I had similar experiences operating in the jungles of Mizoram and Nagaland. Great gesture. I don’t understand some of the negative comments below.
— Lt. Col. Rakesh K Gupta (Retired) (@RakeshG1109) April 10, 2022
Indian defense and security forces are very professional. @LicypriyaK . Nice way to express the gratitude of both.
— Vinod Karar (@VinodKarar) April 10, 2022
Beautiful and thoughtful gesture! @adgpi the glue that binds our nation…
—Aabhas Pandya (@panaab007) April 10, 2022
Thanks a lot sister. You have done a marvelous job. 🙏
— Sleep awake (@vishwadeepchau6) April 10, 2022
Huge respect and love for them. I felt so good after watching it ❤️❤️Army is love..
— Abhinav (@AbhiAaamkachar) April 10, 2022
Yes, absolutely right though.
According to the protocols, they should not consume anything given by strangers for safety and liability reasons.
But he took it just to keep his spirit and his respect.
We need to understand what we can offer them and what can’t.
— SALMA KA PATIDEV (@ss_santu) April 11, 2022
However, some users have pointed out that soldiers are not supposed to accept anything while on duty due to security concerns.
Founder of the children’s movement, launched in July 2018 for climate justice and children’s rights, Kangujam also shared photos of herself cleaning up the village on April 10.