Representational image. Central Industrial Security Force personnel deployed at the Bengaluru airport (Pic. Courtesy Twitter/@CISFHQrs)
Youngsters are always enamoured by uniformed men and watch them with their dress and arms in complete awe. But a small boy of Bengaluru did something different which made him a darling of not just the forces but also the netizens and people as he on his own saluted a Central Industrial Security Force personnel.
This heart-warming scene took place at Karnataka's Bengaluru airport where a four-year-old Veer Arjun was walking hand in hand with his father towards the airport. On seeing a CISF on duty -- stationed in a jeep -- the child paused, turned to face the jawan and raised his hand in salute. This clipping on social media caught the attention of people and it went viral.
The CISF personnel, standing in the jeep, raised his hand to salute the boy with a smile on his face. This video was shared on Twitter by Arjun’s father, Arjun MS.
The child’s father told NDTV that the video was filmed by the boy's mother on October 18 at Bengaluru airport. On Sunday, the Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology of India, Rajeev Chandrasekhar re-posted the video as he praised the four-year-old.
He wrote adding the hashtags #Respect and #JaiHind: "At #Bengaluru airport - a young Indian snaps off a salute to our men in uniform. Respect and patriotism is learnt young.”
While some commented that they were overwhelmed, others praised the small boy for his gesture and many complimented the father for bringing up the child so well.