Retired Army Officer Helps 19-Year-Old McDonald’s Worker Get Into Army After Viral Running Video

Viral Running Video
by Suchismita Pal

A few days ago, filmmaker Vinod Kapri spotted a young boy running on the road at night and offered him a lift. 19-year-old Pradeep Mehra, employed in McDonald’s, Sector 16, Noida said that he runs for around 10 kilometres every night to reach Barola from his workplace as he aspires to join the Indian Army. Pradeep refused the lift stating that running is important for him as he wants to join the army. He added that he does not get time to run during the mornings as he needs to reach his workplace by 8 AM and cook food. His video went insanely viral and won the heart of netizens.


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Anand Mahindra Lauds Pradeep’s Efforts

Apart from offering a lift to Pradeep, Kapri also invited him to come over for dinner. But Pradeep refused that too, stating that he needs to cook for himself and his brother after reaching home. When Kapri asked why his brother isn’t cooking, Pradeep said that he goes on night duty. Business tycoon Anand Mahindra also took to Twitter to appreciate the efforts of Pradeep. He lauded the fact that Pradeep is independent and called him Atmanirbhir.

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Lieutenant General Satish Dua Offered Help To Train Pradeep For Army Recruitment

It is truly said that hard work with a bit of luck always pays off. Pradeep’s video caught the attention of Retired Army Official Lieutenant General Satish Dua. He is now assisting Pradeep to join the Indian Army and live his dreams. Lieutenant General Dua had a word with Lieutenant General Rana Kalita, the Colonel of the Kumaon Regiment to train Pradeep for recruitment into his regiment.