Indian music group gifts something special to Pakistan on its Independence Day
Once again, the month of August is soon going to take the two nations, India and Pakistan, into the memory of independence. While India will be cherishing its 70th Independence Day on Tuesday, Pakistan is also ready to celebrate its Independence Day on Monday. Meanwhile, an Indian music group has given our neighbours a beautiful birthday present by singing a Capella version of its national anthem, Pak Sarzamin.
The Indian music group, Acapella Band Vox Chord, uploaded the video on Friday. Since then, there have been more than 57,000 hits on this video on Youtube.
The video, with a duration of two minutes, begins with the group members holding up placards reading, “this Independence Day, we’d like to dedicate a song to our neighbours. A song about faith, pride and grandeur, of power, progress and perfection”. All of the seven people are holding these placards.
Reportedly, the lyrics of the video have shades of Persian poetic vocabulary but are primarily in Urdu. Voxchord uses the ‘A Capella technique that emphasizes on the stirring lyrics.
Meanwhile, the gesture by the group was appreciated by the Pakistani media as well. In a statement, Pakistani newspaper Dawn said that the surprise offer came just days before August 14 and featured the singers in a monochrome video. It added that free of any instruments, the song is quite a treat to listen to.