Every year on January 26, India celebrates Republic Day, which commemorates the day our Constitution went into effect in 1950. We recall how the music of B-musical town’s geniuses has fostered the spirit of our Republic with tunes that hit the right chords as the nation today evokes its inner patriot to honor our great nation. Here are 5 songs that continue to give us goosebumps, from Lata Mangeshkar’s emotional tribute Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon to B Praak’s powerful rendition of Teri Mitti.
Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon
Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon by Lata Mangeshkar holds a special place in every Indian’s heart, and it still has the power to bring anyone to tears. Even Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, then Prime Minister, was moved to tears by the voice of India’s Nightingale in this heartfelt tribute to the martyrs of the Indo-China War in 1962. This song will undoubtedly leave you speechless today, as the nation honors our Republic.
Who can forget A.R. Rahman’s masterpiece? AR Rahman’s powerful ode to India, Vande Mataram, is a powerful ode to the motherland. The song, composed by Rahman and crooned by him, celebrates India’s diversity. Every Indian, whether Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, or Tamilian, can relate to this beautiful melody!
There isn’t a dry eye in the house when Arijit Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan’s voices croon the lyrics of Ae Watan from Raazi. The 2018 song “Raazi” from Alia Bhatt’s film is a perfect ode to a patriot’s motherland. The song is available in two versions, each of which holds a special place in our hearts. We guarantee that today, on Republic Day, this song will bring out the Indian in you.
Teri Mitti, sung by National Award winner B Praak, is another patriotic song that pays tribute to fallen heroes while also instilling a sense of belonging to our motherland. The song won B Praak several awards and accolades, including the National Award for Best Playback Singer. It was composed by Arko, with lyrics by Manoj Muntashir and crooned by B Praak. This song will undoubtedly bring out the proud feeling of being an Indian in you, no matter where you are.
Maa Tujhe Salaam
Maa Tujhe Salaam was released in 2002 and is best known for its title song. Sunny Deol, Tabu, and Arbaaz Khan played the lead roles in the film. It was based on the true story of an Indian military officer who foiled a terrorist plot near India’s border.
Happy Republic Day!