“United we fight”Society
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. The Indian Council for Cultural
Relations (ICCR) brings together composers, musicians and singers from across
India, contributing recordings from their homes, in a beautiful musical
creation “United we Fight”. Written and composed by Joe Alvares, vocals by Usha
Uthup, Salim Merchant, Shefali Alvares Rashid, Benny Dayal, Sonam Kalra,
Chandan Bala Kalyan, Joe Alvares, Salome and Samira, and music by Tubby, Pandit
Ravi Chari, Pandit Rakesh Chaurasiya and Ustad Faisal Qureshi, this song is a
rendition weaving English lyrics into the notes and beats of Indian classical
music, spreading the essence of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - the world is one
family. It carries with it the message of hope, joy, resilience, fighting
spirit and never say die attitude of all in our collective fight against COVID
This virus has had a huge impact on humanity cutting across all boundaries, physical and social, of nations, caste, class, colour, religion and belief systems bringing the world to its knees. But United We Stand, steadfastly helping, assisting, sharing knowledge, cooperating and coordinating with each other, cutting across boundaries fighting as one force against the Coronavirus.
It is a tribute to and recognition of the countless individuals who are silently helping neighbours, strangers and people around them in these times of distress. A message to the world that together we shall surely win the fight against the Corona virus and many such challenges that humanity and the human race faces.
This song is dedicated to the world by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India. ICCR is MEA’s autonomous organization mandated to build international understanding, develop closer cultural relations between India and other countries and project India’s soft power abroad.
Source: Indian Council for Cultural Relations