NEW DELHI: The Congress party today marked India’s 72nd Independence Day by releasing a song, titled ‘Main Tiranga Hoon’.
Picking a nostalgic tone, the three-minute-long video starts with the voice of Jawaharlal Nehru’s iconic “Tryst with Destiny” speech that he delivered on the eve of Independence in 1947.
When words fail, music speaks. This is our ode to the grace & might of our Tiranga, which symbolises the virtues of… https://t.co/ABJuNDielZ
— Congress (@INCIndia)
“Main Tiranga Hoon” switches between monochrome scenes of Indian freedom struggle and colourful scenes of a developing India. The video iterates the “Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb” and pays tribute to various famous Indian personalities from different fields of work.
The video features Pingali Venkayya, designer of the Indian tricolour, Shehnai Maestro Bismillah Khan, scenes of Kapil Dev holding India’s first World Cup as well as shows Sachin Tendulkar celebrating India’s second World Cup.
मैं तिरंगा हूँ हर रंग में हूँ तेरे हाथ में हूँ तेरी जंग में हूँ । #MainTirangaHoon @INCIndia @0ffice0ffRG https://t.co/zfkGHS66A9
— Deepti Singh (@IAmDeeptiSingh)
“Main Tiranga Hoon” features scenes of actress Sushmita Sen’s Miss World title, Hockey gold medal, astronaut Kalpana Chawla, ISRO’s satellite launches, all-women contingents of Indian Armed forces on Republic day, APJ Abdul Kalam, P T Usha, A R Rehman winning the Academy award among others.
While on one hand, “Main Tiranga Hoon” reminisces India’s major achievements in fields of space, entertainment, sports, education etc., it also takes on a political tone and features scenes of protests against GST, sexual harassment, mob lynching, demonetisation and ‘murders’ of Dr Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, Gauri Lankesh and Kalburgi.
Congress workers from Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh have been posting videos of themselves and other people participating in “Main Tiranga Hoon” anthem.