7 Things You Will Relate To If You Are An Army Kid Like Lagira Zhala Jee’s Ajinkya

Shivani Baokar and Nitish Chavan from Lagira Zhala Jee show us what it is to sacrifice for the nation.

Nitish Chavan in a scene from Lagira Zhala Jee

We see Nitish Chavan as Ajinkya and Shivani Baokar as Sheetal show us the highs and lows of every army family in Lagira Zhala Jee. For kids too, life is hard, especially when you get to see your parent after long intervals. To go with that, being an army kid also brings a set of preconceived notions, which you might have experienced or witnessed first hand.

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As you nod your head in mutual agreement, here are some points which will make you laugh your heart out.

1.    You are moving houses

You are a nomad (just kidding!). You have changed multiple schools according to dad’s transfer. Basically, you have travelled so much, that it has become hard for even your best friend to keep a tab of your location.

2.    People assume you’ve seen actual weapons

C’mon, after all, you are the offspring of an army person. You ought to have seen your dad using weapons. If yes, then why haven’t you Instagrammed it yet? (Just joking!)

3.    You have friends all over the nation

After travelling and residing in various army quarters, you have spent your childhood playing with kids from Leh to Pune. Although leaving your friends behind and making new friends in a foreign place can be daunting, you are expanding your social network.

4.    You can’t design your house

Army quarter is your home, however temporarily. This means you can’t style your rooms, there is a set of instructions that you have got to abide by.

5.    Your parents can be strict

Your folks have a set of dos and don’ts stricter than regular folks. You are hard-wired to know a certain set of things like doing your own laundry or polishing your shoes. Nevertheless, it is these things that make you fiercely independent.

6.    You know about different cultures and rituals around the country

You learn to love different cultures and understand the languages of those regions. You experience, first hand, the functionalities of that area and the other information that is not told to us by the school textbooks. Living under different weather conditions also makes you immune to harsh seasonal changes and food habits of the area.

7.    You’ve become strong mentally

Being an army kid means scarifying and valuing your family time. Sometimes, when your parents are away for longer periods, it makes you mentally strong. It helps you see through your priorities.

We would love to know in the comments if we have missed any qualities of an army family.

If you missed out any episode of Lagira Zhala Jee, check it out streaming on ZEE5.