Ministry of Culture releases the signature tune of “Vande Bharatam” initiative


On the event of International Mother Language Day, Ekam Bharatam, the Ministry of Culture, on February 22, 2022, organised an event, whereby the signature tune for Vande Bharatam was released. As per reports, the song was produced a few months back and was presented at the Republic Day event recently at the Rajpath. 

Vande Bharatam is composed by Grammy Award winner Ricky Kej and Oscar contender Bickram Ghosh. Minister Meenakashi Lekhi launched the song at the event today which was attended by  Govind Mohan, Secretary, Culture; Grammy winner Ricky Kej and tabla maestro Bikram Ghosh.

Addressing at the event, Meenakshi Lekhi paid tributes to the great Gurus of Indian Culture who have helped to preserve and protect our culture down the ages. “Our culture is our heritage and we must encourage the youth to take it forward,” she said. Appreciating the richness of Vande Bharatam song, she added that it reminds us of the spirit of Vande Mataram which inspired the countrymen to fight for their freedom. 

“And as our forefathers dreamt of a free India, in the same way. we have to dream of shaping the vision of a New India in the coming 25 years.  We are celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of Independence and may Vande Bharatam be our force as we work towards new heights for India@100,” she exhorted.

Govind Mohan added that the success of Vande Bharatm, Nritya Utsav is a tribute to those 480 young performers, and 4 composers who held the whole concept together, and put out an excellent performance at the Rajpath in the august presence of no less than the President and Prime Minister of the country.”

“Furthermore, that the new initiatives of the Ministry of Culture like Vande Bharatam and scrolls produced at Kala-Kumbh workshops are excellent examples of the spirit of democratization of culture which is now taking over the cultural scene in the country,” he said.

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