Ranjeet penned the song himself to let his dear ones in India know how he spends his day working at National Express West Midlands.
Ranjeet Singh Veer, a bus driver in West Bromwich, has become an Internet sensation since he released a song on YouTube about how people from different countries come together to drive buses in the Black Country, England, UK. The video has received 91,000 views. Ranjeet penned the song himself to let his dear ones in India know how he spends his day working at National Express West Midlands. The video features many Sikh bus drivers and other colleagues dancing to his song. He also mentions in the song that people from different countries call him "Bhaji" which means brother in Punjabi and also greet him by saying, "Sat Sri Akaal" (a Sikh salutation in the Punjabi language). He also mentions that they work hard and give each other moral support. He can be seen wearing a National Express jacket and dancing with his colleagues throughout the video. According to Birmingham Live, the music video was filmed at one of the company's garages and at the West Bromwich bus station.
Ranjeet said, "I have worked at National Express West Midlands for 13 years and take great pride in what I do. There’s a real team spirit and I wanted to do something that celebrated the many different communities we have at our West Bromwich depot and how we all work together as one team."
Doing something we like during our work hours can make our days much brighter. Ranjeet is passionate about driving and singing and has found a way to combine the two. He possibly wished to let his family members back home know that he is well and happy and enjoying himself. Making a video was the best way to show them a typical day in his life. David Bradford, managing director for National Express West Midlands, said: "Our staff really are our greatest assets." He was heartened by their hard work and dedication towards the customers and their enthusiasm for their roles in the company. He also thanked Ranjit and the team at West Bromwich for putting a smile on everyone's faces.
"With bus fares reducing even further in January I know there will be more customers on board to join in their enthusiasm for bus travel," Bradford added.
Many on YouTube could relate to the song and appreciated Ranjeet's efforts in talking about brotherhood and togetherness. Pam Kaur wrote, "Proud to be a bus driver's daughter. ️ His hard work made sure I had every opportunity in the world. Thank you, Dad!" ChillyG's Plush Adventures said, "Now THAT is a man who clearly enjoys his job and his colleagues do too. I love this so much and the video is just brilliant. I bet the passengers think he's a great driver and now he's famous. How awesome is that?!" Another comment on the video by YouTube user Jeffrey Arnold goes, "Absolutely fantastic song! And it promotes goodwill, peace, and togetherness between different creeds and cultures! I heard about this on BBC News, and it's one of those lovely feel-good stories that we all need in these negative times. Well done sir, for promoting togetherness amongst all the different cultures in our rich country! God's blessings to you and your family!"