“Badluram ka badan, zameen ke neeche hai, aur humko uska ration milta hai...”
That’s how the famous song ‘Badluram Ka Badan’ song goes. And this is what the Assam Regiment has been singing for 70 years now!
In a video that is going viral on social media, soldiers from the regiment are seen singing - at 16240 ft - as part of their celebrations for Army Day 2019.
In North Sikkim, the Assam Regiment guards the highest battalion headquarters in the Tibet Plateau... at 16,240 ft! With temperatures touching -40 degree celsius, morale-boosting exercises - where the soldiers come together and share light moments such as these - are heartwarming to watch.
Army Day, Jan 15, commemorates Field Marshal Cariappa’s taking over control of the Indian Army from the last British Commander-in-Chief.
It is interesting to revisit the ‘legend’ behind the famous ‘Badluram ka Badan’ song.
The story goes that Badluram was a jawan who died in action during World War II. But his name was not taken off the list of recruits and his share of ration continued to arrive. When Japanese soldiers cut off all supplies for the regiment, this extra ration is what helped them survive, leading to a song being born as a tribute to Badluram.
Here’s taking a look at the story in detail!