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Rahman launches CWG theme song

August 16, 2010 06:50:24 PM IST
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Music maestro A R Rahman on Monday launched the theme song for Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi after the Group of Minister (GoM) on the Games approved the tune on Sunday.

Dedicating the song to Mahatma Gandhi, Rahman said it is not Shakira's Waka Waka type, the official song of FIFA World Cup 2010, but it is full of energy and asked the crowd at the function to join in with him.

'The full song will be released in ten days time' assures the 'Mozart of Madras'.



'I have been working on the song for the past six months.

'It is in my voice with a chorus,' he said, promising that the song will be big part of the celebration and will be unlike anything that has happened before.

The Oscar winner's song will be sung in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in October.

The Chairman of Games' Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, whose absolute power in the games was clipped, said he has heard the song and 'it is beautiful.'

The approval for the tune came hours after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's appeal on his Independence Day to treat the Games as a national festival.

The successful organization of Commonwealth Games would be another signal to the world that India was equipped to face any challenges, the Prime Minister said.

Setting asides all controversies the Prime Minister on Saturday gave the overriding powers to the Group of Ministers headed by Union Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy.

Reddy rubbished any 'delay' theory over the Games.

Rahman on the other hand simply looks forward to treat the world with another memorable musical experience.


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