New Delhi: Ahead of the India's 67th Republic Day, a new video was released on Sunday featuring Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza, Sushil Kumar among others sports personalities singing the national anthem.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar shared the video on social media site today and Tweeted: “Honored to be part of @thesportsheroes. Singing the National Anthem has always been special.”
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 24, 2016
Abhijit Panse has written and directed it, while, former India spinner Nilesh Kulkarni has conceptualized and produced it along with Rasika Kulkarni.
A few days back Nilesh Kulkarni spoke to the Times of India about the special video.
“This is for the first time that our national anthem (Jana Gana Mana), will feature the sporting heroes of India, because we feel that the entire nation gets united when it’s played, and there is no better way to reach out to millions of people than this. So, we feel proud that we’ve come up with this initiative," Nilesh Kulkarni was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
“It’s a movement to inspire our young generation to play sport, because it teaches you not just to compete, but bounce back too. Our tagline is ‘apne desh ke pairon ko apne desh ki mitti par rahne do (Let our feet stay forever in our countries soil),’ added Kulkarni.
The video also features iconic sporting personalities of India like Baichung Bhutia, Sushil Kumar, Dhanraj Pillay, Gagan Narang, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sunil Gavaskar.