Tribune News Service
Rohtak, December 6
Farmers from Haryana have become a centre of attraction for their style of supporting the ongoing protest at the Tikri-Bahadurgarh border.
Impressed by the style, farmers from Punjab are not only taking selfies with them but also appreciating their style on social media by giving the title of ‘Haryanvi Swag’.
Some of the farmers donning white ‘pagdi’ from Rohtak take out a march while sitting atop a Tata safari car from the Jakhoda bypass to Tikri border while several others could be seen singing popular Haryanvi ‘ragni’ to boost the morale of their Punjab counterparts.
“Haryanvis are known for their way of talking and promoting their culture and traditions, hence we are making our big brothers (Punjab farmers) aware of some styles of Haryana by supporting them in different ways. We take out a march of 10 km in morning and evening daily while sitting atop Tata Safari and raising slogans ‘Punjab-Haryana bhaichara jindabad’ and ‘Modi Sarkar murdabad’,” said Virender Hooda from Sanghi village (Rohtak).
“Our group of 10 members daily goes to the dhana spot at Tikri border and entertains and encourages the Punjab and Haryana farmers by singing ‘raagnis’ based on the farmers’ plight and patriotism. Though Punjab farmers hardly understand the lyrics but they enjoy the music and style of singing,” said Jitender from Jhajjar, adding that many times Punjab farmers too entertained them by singing in their language.
Harsharandeep Singh, a farmer from Moga (Punjab), said they were enthused and motivated by seeing the colours of Haryana being presented by local farmers during the protest.
“We are telling our people in Punjab about the support of Haryanvi farmers by posting their pictures at WhatsApp groups, Facebook and Twitter,” he added.