Why the song 'Aye mere watan ke logon' was conceived?
|PATRIOTIC SONG AYE MERE WATAN KE LOGON|
On this 15 August, India celebrates its 66th year of 'Independence Day'. On this occasion what better tribute can we pay to the Nation but to remember the 'Super-Patriotic' song - Aai mere watan ke logon...
The famous song that brought 'Tears' in the eyes of our Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, along with whom the nation, as a whole, too shed tears. This song is perhaps the 'ace' among all the umpteen patriotic songs. People are not exposed much about the song. For instance, who composed its music, how the song got conceived and to top it all, why the song was conceived, in the first place?
Glamsham.Com answers these questions in our 'Independence Day Special' in a 4-part series that unravels some other earth-shaking realities behind the song; we open the Pandor's Box. Read on...
Why the song was conceived? .... Part - I
After independence, India for the first time was attacked, not by their arch-rivals Pakistan but their so-called 'Brothers', China, in 1962.
China who pretended to be India's well-wisher and their famous chant - ''Hindi-Chini Bhai- Bhai', never gave room for India to suspect China for playing such a breach of trust. Shaken by China's ugly act India lost heavily as it was not prepared for this 'Unexpected War'. Yet our brave soldiers gave a tough fight, to the intruders before breathing their last.
In a SALUTE to the brave martyrs who sacrificed their lives saving, Mother-India, In the Indo - China war 1962. The Government of India organized a 'Grand Musical Nite' in their honour at the Nation's, capital city, Delhi, in the National Stadium where the entire film fraternity descended in full glaze to praise the glory of our brave Indian Soldier! The news of this mega Musical Nite was published in media and over the radio. The advertisement announced that patriotic songs will be presented 'LIVE' in front of the audience. Among the many Patriotic songs presented that day, 'Aai mere watan ke logon...' was one of them, penned exclusively for the 'Grand Musical Nite'.
So now you know why the song was conceived.
Who composed the song and an interesting anecdote about its making.