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A version of ‘Vaishnav Janato’ makes waves on social media on Gandhi’s birth anniversary

The special video stars a visually challenged musician and features veteran flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
October 2, 2020 1:27:19 pm

On the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a tribute to him by a group of young artists singing the hymn ‘Vaishnav Janato’ is being widely shared on social media.

The special video that features veteran flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, is a collaboration between Vrindaban Gurukul, Symphony Orchestra of India and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai.

However, at the centre of the special ode to Bapu, is a visually challenged girl trying to find the meaning of his thoughts and vision of India through the 15th century Gujarati bhajan that speaks about humanity, empathy and compassion.

With a special message, “Open your minds,” through the profound timeless bhajan, the musicians celebrates the ethos of Gandhiji’s teachings and beliefs of one inclusive world, rejecting greed and ego.

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The devotional song has been performed by artists all over the world over the years.

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