New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had a unique way of wishing his fellow countrymen on the 72nd Independence Day.
Invoking the feeling of patriotism, the Delhi Chief wished citizens by singing ‘hum honge kamyab’ (We shall overcome) at Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium.
— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2018
The Hindi version, which was translated by Indian poet Girija Kumar Mathur is an adaptation of a gospel song ‘we shall overcome’, a protest song and a key anthem of the Civil Rights movement.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Supremo also tweeted a few lines of Muhammad Iqbal’s ‘Sare Jahan se acha’ an Urdu patriotic song written for children which quickly became an anthem of opposition to the British Raj.
मजहब नहीं सिखाता, आपस में बैर रखना
हिंदी हैं हम वतन है, हिंदोस्तां हमारा
भगवान करे हमारा मुल्क ख़ूब प्रगति करे, चारों तरफ़ अमन चैन हो।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 15, 2018
This is not the first time the Delhi Chief Minister has sung at a public event. He previously expressed his love for music during his swearing-in ceremony in 2013 where he sang a song from the 1995 film ‘Paigham’. (ANI)