Hundreds of singers from across the country are coming together for an anthem dedicated to the front-line workers fighting COVID-19, which will also aid PM CARES Fund. The acapella rendition, called One Nation One Voice, has been sung in 14 languages and is an initiative of the Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA). The initiative includes contributions from some of the most popular singers from across India, including Asha Bhosle, Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Jasbir Jassi, Kailash Kher, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, KS Chithra, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Papon, Pankaj Udhas, SP Balasubramanian, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Sudhesh Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar, Shailendra Singh, Talat Aziz, Udit Narayan, and Usha Uthup. The anthem, which will be released to public on Sunday, is the brainchild of singers Sonu Nigam, Srinivas and the CEO of ISRA Sanjay Tandon.
Speaking about the inspiration for the anthem, Sonu Nigam tells us, “This is a collective tribute to the mammoth struggle and efforts our government and the entire medical and health workers are putting together in these times. A hundred singers coming together from different corners of India is an unprecedented show of solidarity and love.”
Commenting on the initiative, legendary singer Asha Bhosle, says, “At this time, when all of us are fighting against the coronavirus as one nation, us hundred singers, under ISRA, decided to express our love for the nation and dedicate this song in one voice.”
The 14 languages in which the song has been sung are Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Rajasthani, and Odiya. The anthem will be dedicated to the legendary Lata Mangeshkar.