The rivalry between India and Pakistan is a story known by all. But, this year the neighbours have surprised everyone by sending in a unique birthday wish.
As Pakistan celebrated its 70th independence day yesterday with usual zeal and fervour, something totally unexpected circulated around the internet and it won the hearts of Pakistanis. An Indian music group Acapella Band Voxchord gave a heartfelt message to Pakistan in their own mesmerizing style:
“This is our way of wishing you, Happy Birthday Pakistan”.
The effort has been acknowledged and appreciated by people from both countries. The two minute video is a message of harmony and peace. It is a monochrome video which is simple yet special. The members of the band are seen singing the national anthem of Pakistan in a soulful style. Anyone who watches the video is bound to get awestruck to say the least.
The members of Acapella Band Voxchord hold placards which read:
‘This Independence Day, we’d like to dedicate a song to our neighbours. A song about faith, pride and grandeur, of power, progress and perfection.’
National anthem itself is a little piece of melody which invokes the feeling of love and patriotism in a human. But, seeing our ‘so-called’ rivals singing it and enjoying it gives nothing but goose-bumps. It is an inexplicable feeling, a sentiment of peace and affection. It is a wonderful gift and a tremendous effort to bring both the countries together which are divided by chaos created through politics and biased media platforms.
The nation truly deserves to see this side of the picture too as it is more humane and heart-warming.
Many have even claimed that this version of the country’s national anthem has surpassed coke studio’s rendition.
Here’s what people have to say:
We’ve still got a long way to go and efforts like this are surely going to make this journey worthwhile.
Here’s the link of the video: