Naveen Bharat Editorial
New Delhi: Indian Railways has recreated the iconic song Miley Sur Mera Tumhara released in 1988, which was composed by renowned singer Bhimsen Joshi, to promote national integration. The latest version of the video-song has been shot in picturesque locations and railway complexes across the country in which the employees including senior officers have been featured and the song has also been sung.
This song is a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav; The initiative of the Ministry of Railways is being taken to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and to showcase the achievements, growth and integration of Indian Railways on a pan-India basis.
Minister of State for Railways and Textiles Darshan Jardosh dedicated the new version of the song ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ on Fridat to the nation.
The bowed ‘Ek Sur’ or ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ was the first telecast of the Prime Minister’s speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day 1988. Well-known advertising veteran Piyush Pandey has written the lyrics of the song. The original song has been retained but the music has been recreated in the new version. This song has been sung in 13 different languages to impart a sense of harmony among all Zonal Railways.
Speaking at the launch of the song, Jardosh said, “As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, this song represents unity in diversity. The new version of the song will not only inspire the railway employees but the entire nation. It will also inspire generations to come.”
The video-song features senior railway officials like renowned railway sportsperson, Tokyo Olympic medalist, Railway Board Chairman and CEO Sunit Sharma, along with Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and state ministers- Raosaheb Dadarao Danve and Zardosh.
Parvez Sultan included many actors, players, poets and musicians such as Bhimsen Joshi, M Balamuralikrishna, Lata Mangeshkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Suchitra Mitra, Javed Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Arun Lal, Ramanathan Krishnan, Narendra Hirwani and Mrinal Sen. of the original video.