WATCH: Indian a capella band sings Pakistan’s national anthem as an Independence Day ‘gift’

The video of the Indian a capella band singing the Pakistani national anthem ahead of the 70th Independence Day of both countries has largely generated a positive reaction online, from citizens of both India and Pakistan. Many from across the border have appreciated this gesture of a "surprise offering".

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 13, 2017 6:02 pm
independence day, pakistan national anthem pak sarzamin, voxchord pak sarzamin, indian band pak national anthe, indian acapella band pak anthem, viral video, indian express The Capella rendition of the song is heartwarming and comes with an emotional message. (Source: Voice of Ram/ Youtube)

There is no denying the ongoing tension between the neighbouring countries of India and Pakistan. The situation at the border have been increasingly sensitive, and though arts, cinema and sports have often been used as a means to establish friendlier relations, those attempts have equally often fallen through, and quite miserably so. But this Indian a capella band had an interesting way of trying to reduce this growing animosity and spread love instead.

As India and Pakistan both gear up to celebrate their 70th Independence Day this week, a group of Indian a capella singers from the band Voxchord have a heartwarming present for our neighbours. In a beautiful video, the band teamed up with The Voice of Ram and released a music video wherein they’re singing Pakistan’s national anthem ‘Pak Sarzamin’. A capella is a style of singing in which the artistes create supporting sounds through their mouths, and instruments are not used. This rendition comes with the emotional message, in which the singers say, “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.”

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The 2-minute video almost instantly went viral, and though there were a few condemning voices, the reaction has been largely positive, with both Indians and Pakistanis commending the band for the beautiful gesture. The Pakistani media too lauded the band for their “surprise offering” before the Independence Day.

Music has a great power, doesn’t it? Here is another sign language rendition of the Indian national anthem that is winning hearts on the Internet.

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