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New Version Vande Mataram to mark 63rd Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan 26 (): Ahead of India’s 63rd Republic Day, Veecon Music & Entertainment has announced the music launch of a new rendition of ”Vande Mataram” composed by world-renowned tabla legend, Bickram Ghosh and video has been directed by Girish Malik.

The iconic ‘Vande Mataram’ which depicts India’s unity in diversity has brought together as many as 21 of India’s finest singers and musicians to celebrate a fresh new version of India’s national song.

The new version of the song is originally penned by Bankim Chandra Chatterji in 1882. As many as 21 top-notch music artists, including singers, Sonu Niigaam, Shankar Mahadevan and Sunidhi Chauhan and musicians like Amaan Ali and Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, have lent their voice and hand for a new rendition of India`s national song ‘Vande Mataram’.

The six-minute-long video begins with a classical note by Niigaam and after capturing various folk notes, it finally enters into the rock mode performed by the band, Indian Ocean.

“My version of Vande Mataram is introspective. It is the national song woven into a new melody after 64 years of Independence. It’s a sojourn of all these years. I have created a fusion of contemporary and ethnic India through this song,” Ghosh said at the launch of the album ‘Vande Mataram’ here.

Ghosh says the experience has been “enriching”, and hopes it infuses a sense of patriotism in the citizens.

“The song is basically divided into three sections — Bollywood, classical and rock. The number tried to cover the whole spectrum of music in our country,” said Niigaam, who has sung many patriotic numbers in the past.

A video for the song has been shot for the song as well, says J.K. Srivastava. Shot by Girish Malik, the video beautifully juxtaposes the age-old traditions with modern thoughts.

“It fills my heart with joy and pride to present to you the finest album based on India`s national song as our tribute to our motherland,” said Srivastava.

“Besides bringing together a diverse ensemble of India`s leading music icons, we have shot the video using as many as 24 different grand sets spread all over India, making it very vibrant and colourful. By bringing together the genius of artists from across the country, our edition of `Vande Mataram` truly reflects India`s `unity in diversity`,” he added.

The video will be played across all the 60 airports of the country on Republic Day and will also be telecast on various news channels.