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Student organisations woo voters with songs

These are lines from neither a Punjabi album nor a regional movie but from a song composed specially for one of Panjab University students’ organisations.

Paunde seegeh Tommy kadde paunde seegeh Gant,rakh layian moochan hun lagde ne ghaint khair nahi kurte pajame pa laye ne rahin bachke jawana rahin bachke

These are lines from neither a Punjabi album nor a regional movie but from a song composed specially for one of Panjab University students’ organisations.

After admissions and counselling,its time to woo the student voters through slogans and songs. With the countdown almost begun for the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) elections,the student organisations are now focussing on hiring professionals for writing and composing songs and slogans for the groups to use them during campaigning.

This time,both the major contenders for the Council elections,Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) and Students’ Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) have come up with a series of songs dedicated to their organisations.

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While,PUSU is coming up with around three songs,SOPU is not behind in any sphere,be it campaigning or personal interaction with students. SOPU has also decided to prepare two songs of its own,with one already done with lyrics and composition. Interestingly,both these parties claimed to be the pioneer of this concept. SOPU president Vicky Midukhera said,“It was the SOPU party that started with its song last year. Then it was followed by other parties. This year we are coming up with two songs as against one.”

To make it popular among the youth,organisations are using popular words (all songs written in Punjabi) and catchy music with rap being used extensively in their songs. They have also hired professionals to compose these songs. The student organisations are also utilising the resources among themselves in giving these ‘tunes’ a finishing by using technical support from University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) students.

PUSU president Sukhjeet Singh Brar said,“Along with around seven students including from UIET who would be incorporating rap into the songs,professionals like Preet Khetla,who has written songs for Punjabi singers,have penned the title track of our album.”

In an attempt to make these songs an instant hit among students,they would be uploaded to YouTube and Facebook.

Later,these would constitute slogans for the organisations when the rallies take off in a few days.

“During the rallies,free CDs of the songs would be distributed among the supporters which further multiplies among the students,’ said PUSU member Dhrupinder ‘Cherry’ Brar.