19-Year-Old Pradeep Mehra’s Midnight Run Goes Viral; Netizens In Awe Of His Determination

Pradeep Mehra (Image credits: Twitter)

Hard work, determination, and ambition are all that come to mind when we talk of the new India. The 19-year-old Pradeep Mehra is all about it. In a viral video posted by filmmaker Vinod Kapri, this wonder boy is seen running on an empty road in Noida at midnight. When Vinod offered the boy a ride back to his home, he declines his offer and says that it was part of his routine practice as he plans to join the Indian Army.  

Pradeep tells Kapri that he is from Uttarakhand’s Almora and that he was running home from work after finishing his shift at McDonald’s. He further adds he runs at night because in the morning he has to wake up early for duty and cook food.

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Within hours, the video shared by Kapri went viral on social media and netizens started praising Pradeep’s determination. From political personalities to sports icons,  all started reacting to Pradeep Mehra’s mid-night run:

Digvijay Singh in a tweet appealed to the Defense Minister to enroll Pradeep in the armed forces without a test just because of his commitment towards his goal. He also tagged PM Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh in his tweet. 

Other politicians like Manish Sisodiya, Dharmendra Pradhan, Harish Rawat were fascinated by his determination and were in complete awe of his efforts to achieve his goals in life. 


Actor Manoj Bajpayee and cricketer Harbhajan Singh couldn’t hold back their appreciation for the boy. 


Ranjit Bajaj, the owner of Minerva Academy offered free training to the boy for the armed forces.

Retd. Army General Lt.Gen. Satish Dua took to tweeted that he had a conversation with Lt. General Rana Kalita who has agreed to train him and further recruit him in his regiment.

After the overwhelming reactions and love showered at the boy from all corners of the country, Vinod Kapri went back to inform him about everything and his reaction is all you need to make your day complete. 

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