Recently, a video shared by National award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri went viral for all the right reasons. The video showcased the struggle of an inspiring boy, who strives hard to turn his dream into reality. This video has gone viral with almost 8 million views as of writing of this article.
The filmmaker shared a video of a young boy whom he saw running on the street with a backpack at midnight. When the filmmaker asked this young boy named Pradeep if he wanted a lift, the young boy refused. He further shared that he runs deliberately every day after work as he doesn’t get the time to train for the Indian army.
Who is Pradeep Mehra?
Pradeep Mehra, who is a native of Uttarakhand, runs a 10-km stretch every day between his job in Noida’s Sector 16 and his home in Barola, where he lives with his brother. He runs in order to get prepared to join the army.
This is PURE GOLD❤️❤️
नोएडा की सड़क पर कल रात 12 बजे मुझे ये लड़का कंधे पर बैग टांगें बहुत तेज़ दौड़ता नज़र आया
मैंने सोचा किसी परेशानी में होगा , लिफ़्ट देनी चाहिए
The boy here is not complaining about anyone or anything. He is not expecting sympathy or help. He knows what he has to do. He is just doing it with determination. His focus is not on the past, but it’s on the present and the future.
There are some people who believe that the helplessness of the young boy is glorified, which isn’t something that he deserves.
People are shocked like they have never seen a 16- 20 year old boys running through the streets. Sometimes I wonder how disconnect they’re from the reality. They’re not running to get fit, they’re running to get selected for a job. This is helplessness.
When a privileged filmmaker discovers a working class boy. Nothing inspiring here. Just a glorification of unnecessary struggle in the name of ‘hustle culture.’ Most of this republic’s joys are based on watching people struggling for very basics in the name of sincere hard work. https://t.co/2irG35lqoT