Universal Group pays homage to Indian Armed Forces
by Aanchal Dhawan Marketing | January 21, 2015 | News
Universal Music Vipul Mehta
Universal Music Group announced the launch of the single “Vande Mataram” by Indian Idol 6 winner and one of the most promising singers, performers and entertainers, Vipul Mehta. Army Official Ajay Sehgal, Government Officer in an organization under Ministry of Defence, wrote the lyrics and using these very lyrics as inspiration, Mehta's version of the iconic anthem ‘Vande Mataram’ pays tribute to the Armed Forces of India. Though composed and sung by Mehta, this rendition of Vande Mataram also incorporates the voice of his Guruji, the legendary ‘Ustad Maqbool Husain Khan’.
The Wagah border, the physical border between India and Pakistan, witnesses the customary daily military parade that involves the esteemed security forces of India and Pakistan. The iconic parade is a major tourist attraction. The launch of Mehta’s single ‘Vande Mataram’ was witnessed by a spectacular crowd and the Armed Forces, and has commenced the celebrations leading up to the Republic Day.
Speaking about his single, Mehta said, “The Indian armed forces are always at the border protecting us and the country from any intruders. Thanks to these brave hearts, the citizens know that they are in safe custody. The moment I heard the lyrics which were penned down by Mr. Sehgal I knew I wanted to use this to pay homage to the soldiers. It is a small gesture from my part to honour them.”
Speaking on the occasion R H Chatrapati, Vice President- South Asia, Universal Music India said, “The single is truly a great way to pay tribute to the armed forces of our country. We at Universal, are proud to be associated with this single and certain that this will be a huge success.”
The music group announced the launch of the single "Vande Mataram" by Indian Idol 6 Winner Vipul Mehta, at the Wagah Border.