CRPF to march on Bollywood tunes!

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 17:39

New Delhi: The world`s largest
para-military force, CRPF, will have a dash of Bollywood with
national-award-winning lyricist Prasoon Joshi and singer
Shankar Mahadevan putting together its theme song.

The four-minute patriotic song, with words `Jai Kara
Jai Kara`, praising the over 2.5 lakh personnel of the force
would be unveiled by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on the
forces` raising day on November 27 in Gurgaon.

The song reminds the troops of the sacrifice of Hot
Springs in Ladakh where 10 CRPF personnel on October 21, 1959
sacrificed their lives after their patrol party was attacked
by the Chinese, official sources said.

Since then, October 21 is observed as the National
Police martyrs memorial day by all police and central
para-military forces.

The CRPF, came into existence as Crown Representatives
Police on July 27, 1939. It was named the Central Reserve
Police Force on enactment of its Act on December 28, 1949 and
the force is celebrating its 70 years this time.

The song will inspire the men to follow and lead by
the example of valour and courage in performing their duties
in various parts of the country which involves tackling
extremism, counter-insurgency, militancy and other law and
order duties, sources said.

Joshi and Mahadevan have rendered soulful and
energising tune and vocals for the song.


First Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 17:39

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