Update: January 25, 2022 7:18 p.m. STI
New Delhi [India], Jan 25 (ANI): It was January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India came into force and the country became a republic. Since then, Republic Day is celebrated every year on a given date with all the pomp and fervor.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has led to subdued celebrations, it cannot stop people from expressing the love they have for the nation, especially through patriotic songs.
Here are some tunes you can listen to on the auspicious occasion to ignite the spirit of patriotism within you.
1. ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’
Music maestro AR Rahman is known for creating magic. His ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ from the 1997 album ‘Vande Mataram’ is proof of this. Every time you hear the song, you will feel a sense of immense respect and love for the motherland.
Moreover, ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ will always hold a special place in Rahman’s life as he paid tribute to his mother Kareema Begum with the iconic track.
“In all lives the common factor is that few have seen the divine, but we are created by our parents. If we have sound and love in this life where we receive education from a mother and from a father, I think we’re stable in mind. I had this in mind on how to break it because I was very objective about it, thinking whether patriotism would work or not. So, I was like, let’s forget the country, let’s do it as a personal song — like singing a song for her mother. That’s how she was created,” Rahman had said on one of the TV shows.
‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ holds the Guinness World Records for being the song performed in the most languages. So don’t forget to sing along to this masterpiece on this Republic Day.
2. ‘Sandese Aate Hai’
Written by Javed Akhtar and composed by Anu Malik, ‘Sandese Aate Hai’ from ‘Border’ is the perfect ode to the nation. It aptly describes the pain, suffering and desire of soldiers who are far from their families to protect the country.
Thanks to Roop Kumar Rathod and Sonu Nigam for lending their soulful vocals to the song filled with deep emotion. It takes more than 10 minutes, but it’s totally worth it.
3. ‘Rank Of Basanti’
With the title song of the movie ‘Rang De Basanti’, one can certainly elevate their Republic Day celebrations. It’s a bhangra-fusion song that has a patriotic fervor and a fun element to it.
Daler Mehndi’s energetic vocals and Aamir Khan’s Bhangra over dhol beats are more than enough to pump you with deep love for the country. It will definitely make you fall in love with the rich culture of India.
4. ‘Chak De! India’
Republic Day celebrations are incomplete without listening to and singing the title track of Chak De! India’. Sukhwinder Singh’s vocals and Salim-Sulaiman’s composition perfectly captured the spirit of independence and achievement.
The particular song denotes the feelings of the common man so well, be it in any victorious situation. It is not only motivating but extremely sincere as an emotion. Credits also go to the cast for wearing patriotism on their sleeves with this movie and song.
5. ‘Ae Watan’
This song is from Alia Bhatt’s 2018 film ‘Raazi’. It has a soft tone that makes it an ideal song to listen to on repeat on this Republic Day. The song’s visuals are also quite effective in invoking a sense of emotional connection to one’s country.
‘Ae Watan’ written by Gulzar and sung by Arijit Singh is undoubtedly a beautiful piece dedicated to our glorious country.
So this Republic Day, create a playlist of patriotic songs and celebrate the occasion with a musical twist. Jai Hind. (ANI)