Taking a break from their duties, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel stationed in Himachal Pradesh spent time playing Kabaddi. A video of this unique snow kabaddi match has been uploaded by the ITBP Twitter page. The 38-second video shot against the backdrop of snow-capped Himalayan mountains shows two Border Patrol teams facing off in a kabaddi match. The clip begins by showing one of the staff going to the defender’s side of the pitch to tag the opponents. However, he is quickly knocked out by the opposing team after initially starting well. Staff can be seen wearing a special white suit to protect them from the extreme cold of the Himalayas.
“Full of josh, playing in the snow. Himveers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) playing Kabaddi in the high Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh,” read the caption shared with the video on Twitter.
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Within just hours of being uploaded, the ITBP video has gone viral on the internet garnering nearly 1.5 lakh views and 2500 likes so far. Industrialist Anand Mahindra retweeted the video highlighting the “beauty” of ancient Indian sports like kabaddi.
That’s the beauty of this ancient game of ours… Play it anytime, anywhere. That’s why I encouraged the revival of sport. But the only requirement is that you must be ‘fired!’ @ProKabaddi https://t.co/Kpua4UQoHr— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 13, 2022
Posting their reactions, netizens praised the spirit and zeal of ITBP staff. “I get joy just watching them play,” one user wrote in their reaction while another called the members “true heroes.”
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So good to see our Himveers playing kabbadi in the snow🤩🤩✌🏻✌🏻— Shreya Dubey (@ShreyaD80607070) March 13, 2022
However, this is not the first time that ITBP has shared insight into its staff’s hobbies. Earlier, the Border Police posted the video of a volleyball match between staff in the snowy Himalayan arena
ITBP was established in 1962 to guard the Indian border in the harsh terrain of the Himalayas. At present, this border police covers a total of nearly 3488 kilometers of border stretching from the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.
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