first_imgVeteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh today extended Diwali greetings to the Indian army, empathising with the soldiers who spend the auspicious occasion on the border protecting the citizens of the country.”I have a short message for you, my brothers. I want to salute you for your contribution. You have done so much for us. We don’t have enough words to thank you,” he said in a video posted on Twitter.Bhajji, who has not been part of the Indian team for a year now, also said that it was because of the Army men that people sleep peacefully in the comforts of their homes.”You are the reason behind the festivals we celebrate because you keep vigil at the border to protect us and so that we can sleep peacefully at our homes,” he said.”I fold my hands and bow down to you and salute you and your family members and wish them a very Happy Diwali,” he added.Ek Sandesh desh Ke REAL HEROES ke liye.#Salute mere fauji bhaiyo koAap bhi apne #Sandesh2Soldiers bhejiye ya Narendra Modi App pe Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 28, 2016Earlier, India Test captain Virat Kohli and former opener Virender Sehwag too wished the Indian Army ahead of the festival of lights. (Our ‘Fauj’ is the reason for our ‘mauj’: Virender Sehwag’s Diwali wish for Indian Army)An ardent fan of the Indian Army, Kohli has in the past praised the jawans for their brave acts. (The entire country is with you: Kohli wishes Indian Army Happy Diwali)Whenever you see a jawan, salute them. We get to celebrate festivals & live in peace because of them. Jai Hind ???????? #Sandesh2Soldiers Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 27, 2016Recently, Kohli offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the Uri terrorist attack, branding it as “disturbing”.”When these big incidents happen regularly, it feels bad. When we feel bad about it, just think of the families of the soldiers. It’s something very disturbing,” Kohli had said.Eighteen Indian soldiers were killed and several others were injured when heavily-armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the Indian Army in North Kashmir’s Uri town on September 18.Four militants involved in the terror strike were later killed by the army.A day after the attacks, Kohli had tweeted out an image from Uri and said that it ‘fill him up with emotions he can’t explain’.Interestingly, Kohli is not the only one to wish the jawans on this Diwali. Former India cricketers Virender Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif too shared their special wishes through videos on social media.”Kisi Bhi Fauji Ko Dekho,Toh Ek Salute Thoko”.Your wishes can bring a smile to a Soldier this Diwali.Send ur #Sandesh2Soldiers via Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 25 October 2016This Diwali,pls light a lamp for our soldiers &Martyrs.Offer them a seat while in a bus or train.#Sandesh2Soldiers Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 27, 2016last_img

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