Remember how the internet went gaga over Norwegian dance group The Quick Style who uploaded videos of them dancing to Bollywood songs at a wedding? Undoubtedly, it made the Indians super proud and happy. There have been several times when Indians have showcased our rich culture on global platforms.
Another video is going viral on the Internet and evokes the same feeling as Chak De! India did. The video features Indian hockey players and their American counterpart dancing together to folk tunes.
Hockey players dance to an Indian folk song
Shared by a user named Sunny Sharad, the video shows five hockey players, who are likely teenagers, having fun with their peer in America. The one-minute video first shows two women dancing together to a Nagpuri folk song in their dressing room. Later, all the women who had prepared join the two in their dance. One of them is later seen teaching his peer the dance steps footwork.
Sharad, share the videowrote, “These girls from Simdega, Khunti and Gumla went to America to play hockey and danced to Nagpuri song and also did American dance.”
Apparently, the Indian hockey players featured in the video are Pundi Saru, Juhi Kumari, Priyanka Kumari, Henrita Toppo and Purnima Neti, who are taking part in a three-week sports and cultural exchange program in America. The program will end on July 13 this year.
The video that was uploaded a few days ago has since gained a lot of traction, with many people expressing their delight at the quality of player bonding. Many social media users left one-word messages calling the video ‘cute’, ‘sweet’ and that they are proud of the athletes.
One Twitter user sharing the video wrote, “What politics, economics and diplomacy fail to achieve, sport does :)” Meanwhile, another noted, “Indian culture is multifaceted and the whole world is always ready to be dazzled. Beautiful [heart emoji].”
One user said he was glad the players had this opportunity and wrote, “We are very happy that our hockey players from Jharkhand are moving to USA and they have taken respect for Jharkhand. [a notch higher].”
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