Kiren Rijiju Launches Theme Song for Indian Tokyo Olympics Contingent

Industry Watch | June 25, 2021 | News

Kiren Rijiju Olympics #Cheer4India

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju launched the official theme song of the Indian Olympic Team headed to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on the occasion of Olympic Day (23 June 2021) in New Delhi.

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 is scheduled to start on 23 July 2021 after a Covid19-induced delay of a year.

Among officials present at the launch were Ravi Mittal, Secretary, Ministry of Sports; President Narinder Batra and Secretary-general Rajeev Mehta of the Indian Olympics Association; and Sandip Pradhan, Director-general, Sports Authority of India.

The song has been created by musical couple Mohit Chauhan (composer and singer) and Prathna Gahilote (lyricist).

Rijiju said, “It is the vision of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi that the entire nation must come together to support and motivate Indian athletes going to Tokyo Olympics. The launch of the official Theme Song today is a step in that direction. The high energy song composed and sung by Mohit Chauhan encapsulates the spirit of every athlete's dream to bring glory for the country at the highest podium. The Sports Ministry has launched a nation-wide #Cheer4India campaign through various activities like quizzes, selfie points, debates and discussions on Olympics. I urge every Indian to come forward and join in this movement to cheer for India's top athletes as they put their best to bring glory to India.”

Batra said, “With the launch of the theme song, I want all our athletes to know, this is not only an inspirational song. It is the resonation of 1.4 billion prayers behind you, and I strongly believe that you will give your best and bring glory to our nation.”

Delivering the vote of thanks, Mehta said, “The Theme Song is quite motivating and I hope it will bring a great deal of enthusiasm and energy for athletes to do well at the Games.” On behalf of IOA, he thanked Chauhan for composing the theme song for the Indian contingent.

So far Indian athletes from 15 disciplines have qualified for the Olympics, he noted, expressing optimism for a rich medal tally.

Mehta also announced IOA’s partnership with former Indian badminton player Pullela Gopichand’s ‘Dhyana’ app provide wearable meditation devices for athletes and other members of the Indian contingent.

Union Sports Ministry launches nation-wide #Cheer4India campaign through various activities like quizzes, selfie points, debates and discussions on Olympics.

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