Tiranga song, I-Day programmes on All India Radio and Doordarshan

NEW DELHI: A theme song on Tiranga Yatra to be organized from 15 August to mark the 70thanniversary of India’s Independence from the British has been released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The Tiranga Yatra will be a symbol of development, social harmony and unity. It will spread harmony,” Modi said. He also asked the party MPs to highlight the contribution of freedom fighters and martyrs among school children.

The theme song '70 Saal Azadi Yaad Karo Kurbani' has been composed by Dr. Ghazal Srinivas on behalf of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation and Savetemples. The link to the Hindi version is file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Administrator/Desktop/lyric.htm

In addition, AIR and Doordarshan will broadcast a message by President Pranab Mukherjee on14 August at 7 pm on all their channels followed by translations in Hindi and other regional languages.

The Prime Minister will unfirl the national flag on the ramparts of Red Fort and then address the nation. This will be covered live by both AIR and DD on all its channels from 7 am on 15 August. This will be followed by a coverage from states by respective DD channels of the celebrations.

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has also commenced a festival of patriotic films to mark the occasion in Delhi.

Launching the song at a function here today, I and B Mnister M Venkaiaih Nadu also announced that Patriotic songs will be played on All India Radii, Doordarshan and FM Radio for three days.

A collage of patriotic songs in all languages will be telecast by DD and other channels.

Biographies of the composers/writers of patriotic songs like Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chhatterjee, Muhammad Iqbal, Kavi Pradeep, ShakeelBadayuni, Naushad, Pitambar Das and others as well as songs in regional languages like Bharatamataku JeyJejelu in Telugu by Acharya Atreya (1972), along with the brief anecdotal background will be broadcast before the songs.

Video and Audio clips of speeches of national icons are being prepared into a short film and be broadcast on DD/AIR and will be circulated on social media.

These programmes will be interspersed with PM’s clip.

All speech documentaries will be telecast in local languages also.
Naidu said the Festival of Independence being celebrated throughout the country offers an opportunity for the citizens to remember the sacrifices and contributions made by great leaders during the Indian Freedom Struggle and National Movement.

MoS Rajyavardhan Rathore, and MoS Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre were also present during the occasion.

Elaborating further, Naidu said that the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ song captures the patriotic fervor and showcases the diversity in the country. He said that the Idea of India was being reinforced through the song and that the song aims to promote brotherhood and the feeling of oneness among all the citizens. The Minister also released the list of activities that are going to be performed by various ministries.

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