Emergencies often comes without any warning When disasters strike, when your city is under siege, when everyone around you is helpless. What would you do? It’s an experiment that has never been done before… Take 6 highly trained military professionals from the special forces And take 12 young Indian civilians Do they have the willingness to undertake military training? Do they have the caliber to become first responders during an emergency? The motto of India citizen squad is to increase courage and dedication in the people, We are training these young boys and girls to tackle danger. When emergency strikes they must have the confidence to take quick action and save people Can they become India’s citizen squad? When we reached our location, the first thing we saw were 2 big wooden logs. I was so scared, I thought oh my god, I don’t know what is going to happen next I was really scared, thinking what are we going to do now with these wooden logs, and I am going to be able to do it? So, what are you going to do today is Log PT or Bali PT There were two huge wooden logs which weigh approximately around 100 kgs hai, we have to do task with that. We were so surprised with its heavy weight that we thought how are we going to lift it. For one person or 2 person it’s impossible to pick it up. What you require is coordination and team work They are not expected to lift logs in real life situations but it’s not just about physical fitness it’s also about being able to coordinate with each other, to be able to push your bodies beyond what you thought you were capable off Ok 1 feet ahead 2 One step behind The instructors came in and they gave us our team, so there was team one and team two Before we start off let me nominate a leader. any volunteers? team one? How about you? No sir. No. Then no.10 is the team leader. I don’t like to hear a No. I did not feel confident enough because I have never done anything like that. I feel I don’t have that kind of leadership quality which is necessary. Who would like to be the leader for this squad? Ok you are the team leader. Ok sir Hands down! Turn left! Are you ready? Yes Sir! Chest Up Chest Up, Chest Up, Left shoulder Firstly, when we are instructed left we are supposed to keep the log on the left and when we are asked to switch we have to switch to the other side i.e right. Guys open your legs wider. And bend your knees. And once they say straighten your arm then we have to take it all the way up What’s most crucial here is how you take care of the weight of the log and how you pick it up. and we had to bring it down from one shoulder to another shoulder and repeat it again It looks easy but no matter how many guys are actually doing it Your condition will definitely get bad. Both the team leaders come here… Yes Sir! You have to access what is going wrong, you have to coordinate your team, if you find that somebody is taking more load then he or she could which shouldn’t happen At that time you will have to make a decision Do you understand? Yes Sir! I want you all to take a 1 minute break, get together, talk among’st yourself about how this can be done If required make a strategy and we will get back here and then we will start again Yes Sir, Let’s take a break Jai hind Sir! As a team leader I was not only listening to myself but I was also accepting the suggestions from others. When we will stand as per height then only we will be able to pick up the log but the problem is the circumference of log on the front side is different from the one in the back side. So accordingly, we will have to decide who stands in the front and who stands behind Ok we are going to have a short competition, Right? Yes Sir! It will have 3 parts, the 1st part you are going to lift up the logs, then you are going to transfer it from one shoulder to another. In the 2nd part, you have to raise the log up. And in the 3rd part, you have to perform squats. Understood? Yes Sir! Is everyone ready? Yes Sir! Lets Begin! The India Citizen Squad teams are challenging against each other. They are being tested for individual strength and team work The moment we picked up the log, nobody could maintain their balance. We did pretty well but the other team, they had more cleaner switches than us when we started to feel that our coordination has improved, it got easier for us to complete our task. Hands Up Go The 1st part was very difficult because the ground was not on the same level and there was one more problem that our heights were also different. The one who were the tallest they had to spread their legs and come on the same level as others height so the middle ones also get to hold and support the log Up Down The third part of the competition required the maximum amount of coordination Up Down Up Now Squats When we went down for the squat the other four guys got up, but me and Muntazir were left behind suddenly all the weight came up on my arms and I was not able to properly take it up. I tried but I was too tired. When we saw that Nilay’s log is slipping, we were happy thinking our co-ordination is better than them. I agree that I made a mistake and I take the responsibility for that The strength of India’s citizen squad has been proved by this 150 kg logs and now its time for the results. The biggest learning that you have to take from this is firstly control the mind and know your strengths and weaknesses and the second learning is team work and coordination there was a marginal difference between the two teams, very little difference and that was team work and co-ordination, that’s it. So in all the three tasks, I saw that the red team had better co-ordination so today’s winning team is Red Red Good Job I was feeling amazing to have won because I was the leader and everyone agreed and respected my way, I did not win this task but we won the competition. I feel that our idea that the tall guys would stand at the front and back and the shorter ones would be in the middle this did not work well and that’s why we lost the task. For more such action, that went behind the making of India’s Citizen Squad Like, Comment, Share and Subscribe to Veer By Discovery.