OTTAWA: Punjabis are taking over the world with their energetic Bhangra moves.
In a viral video, Ottawa police officers came together to learn the bhangra from internet sensation Gurdeep Pandher.
The 22-second clip was shared on the microblogging website by Hardi Singh.
“Bhangra Drill for Ottawa Police! Desi moves rule!! Nach paye saare!!!,” his tweet read.
Bhangra Drill for Ottawa Police! Desi moves rule!! Nach paye saare!!! pic.twitter.com/J7nzvB2STx— Hardi Singh (@HardiSpeaks) September 7, 2020
The Yukon-based dance teacher’s videos of him performing the traditional Punjabi dance with Ottawa police personnel have gone viral.
The clip shows the police personnel maintaining distance, and following the footsteps of their instructor.
On a bright sunny day, the personnel with big smiles on their faces, dance their heart out.
The Yukon-based dancer moved to Canada from Punjab more than a decade ago. Gurdeep Pandher said he started posting videos of his dancing earlier this summer to raise people’s spirits and share a message of hope and inclusion.
Bhangra, a traditional form of dance from Punjab that celebrates the harvest, has been part of Pandher’s life since he was a child.
An IT specialist by trade, Pandher gained internet fame earlier this year when he moved his dance classes online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Michelle Stilwell @Stilwell4BC uses a wheelchair & is only Canadian Paralympic athlete to win gold medals in two separate summer sports events. 👏 She is also an MLA in BC. 👏 Along with other BC MLAs and Public Servants, she also danced Bhangra with me at @BCLegislature ❤️ pic.twitter.com/p9aUaCRafT— Gurdeep Pandher of Yukon (@GurdeepPandher) August 18, 2020