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Republic Day: Patriotism needs to be inculcated, say, TV actors

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Republic day has become a mere holiday today with hardly anyone watching the parade. TV actors talk about how one can inculcate the feeling of patriotism in youth today.

 

Vijayendra Kumeria: I think the youth respects the country for sure, there is no doubt about it. But yes, the element of patriotism is less. I believe to inculcate the idea of patriotism in our youth, we need to first start from our homes by talking to them how important it is for everyone to love the country. The values of our country, culture & traditions should be talked about. Schools and colleges should also have a healthy atmosphere which somewhere should inspire the students to think about the country’s development first and then one’s own development.

Mohit Malhotra: I absolutely agree but there’s always a way to have an incentive for people to watch the parade. Since everyone loves Bollywood and entertainment, if it could be integrated with the parade, people will love to watch it. I actually celebrate this day by watching the parade. I call friends over and have a get-together and we all watch the parade. It’s great to celebrate our patriotism for the country while encouraging the progress the country is making with each passing day.

Arun Mandola: Fewer people are watching parade these days. According to me, the parade should be telecast on every channel as this will help remind people about patriotism. These days, the youth is busy on social media and we should telecast the parade on social media too. I usually watch some patriotic movies and make pakoras.

 

Sanjay Gandhi: Republic Day is a very big day for all Indians. We all get to connect with the nation. Some watch patriotic films at home, some celebrate in their societies. The day starts with patriotic songs on the radio. It’s full of energy. People go out to meet friends. I do the same and celebrate and I wish the best for my country ahead because nothing is important than our country. If our country is safe, then we are safe.

 

Amal Sehrawat: I don’t think so youth today is very patriotic and the biggest example of that is when a soldier is martyred, the entire nation expresses their grief and gratitude and donates money to his family mainly through social media. There is no personal touch anymore. I think we should work on that.

Kettan Singh: Patriotism means to love your society. You can start by keeping your surroundings clean. Also, so many people out there have no idea about the significance of the 26th of January. It is important to educate them. Our patriotism isn’t a measure of our hate for Pakistan or hate for people we don’t agree with. Rather, it’s a measure of how much we love and respect our country and its people, whether they agree with our thoughts or not.

Sanjay Gagnani: Republic Day has merely become a holiday. The best thing about this day, I would say, is the feeling of patriotism. But this cannot be intentionally put into someone. You cannot force someone to feel patriotic. Whoever feels patriotic, they express it by doing good for the country. Even small things like keeping the surroundings clean, helping fellow citizens, not doing anything that harms the infrastructure or creates pollution… go a long way. Being a good fellow citizen to everyone and respecting everything about our country is also important.

Param Singh: I usually participate in flag hosting in my building and at my area garden /park and fix one small flag on my kurta as well. I wear desi kurta pyjama the whole day. I even sing the national anthem and watch a small parade by small kids in my building. I think today’s youth should inculcate things like no littering, keeping our streets clean, voting and believing more in the government. Kids who don’t know about Republic Day should read the constitution.

Shashank Vyas: I have grown up hearing songs like Aye Mere Vatan Ke Logon and I used to actively participate in all the Republic Day activities in my school. The youth needs to be educated about the sacrifice which so many leaders like Mahatma Gandhi to Bhagat Singh made. I surely catch up on patriotic films on television which are telecast on 26 January.

Sharad Malhotra: It is true that we no longer watch the parade and for most of us, it is only a holiday. But still, I like to hear patriotic songs on Republic Day in the morning and even attend the flag hoisting that is held in my building. The youth surely should be aware about the sacrifice our great freedoms fighters made for our country. More films like Rang De Basanti should be made. There should be street plays on patriotic stories.

Heital Puniwala: While there is a general belief that today’s youth is not patriotic enough that this is not true. He adds that today the youth is logical, and as long as they can see progress, they will stand up for the country. “Who said that Republic Day has become a mere holiday? That is not true. Today’s youth might not look so patriotic as they question everything. When anything uneven happens in our country, they question it. Today’s generation needs proof of everything and everyone, which is okay. Social media is really helping the youth feel for their country and its citizens. “Thanks to social media, the youth are connected to our country. Abroad, in places like the US, London and many more, these countries are more developed than us because their social media is more powerful than ours. That’s the reason why Narendra Modi Ji is customizing everything and making everything digital so that our youth can connect more with the country.

Aastha Chaudhary: I have a ritual, on 26th January and 15th August, I watch the live telecast of the parade and the speech. I love watching the way our Indian Air Force performs. I feel, for today’s youth, patriotism is only for some period of time. They feel posting for in favor of government or against the government is patriotism. If you really want to do something for your country then instead of cribbing you should follow your duty as a civilian. Instead of criticizing the government, do things that you can do personally like pay taxes on time, follow rules and regulations just for the sake of our country.

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‘Saturday Saturday’ song fame singer, Indeep Bakshi approached for Bigg Boss 14

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It has always been amazing to have Punjabi vibes in the Bigg Boss house, right? We know you all are wondering who is going to fill the BB house with crazy Punjabi energy this year? So we have been on an alert mode to end this curiosity of so many of you.

Fortunately, we have got a name for you. Drumrolls!! According to our sources, Punjabi singer Indeep Bakshi who is known for some of his amazing party anthems like, Saturday Saturday and Kala Chashma, might be one of the contestants to get locked up in the house of BB. When asked Indeep said, “Yes, I have been approached for Bigg Boss 14 but I can’t give any update on it”. Though Indeep has given a small comment with not much information, it is enough to create a wave of excitement amongst the Bigg Boss fans as well as Indeep’s.

If Indeep Bakshi would be in the house, contestants will surely, party hard. As the singer’s recently released song, Saiyaan produced by Rao Inderjeet Singh- Director of Gem Tunes, has got all the ingredients to be the next party anthem. With its sick beats, we wonder if we could stop grooving?

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“It is a task to recreate a sad song into a romantic one”, Puneet Dixit on creating Lakeerein 2.0

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“It is a task to recreate a sad song into a romantic one”, Puneet Dixit on creating Lakeerein 2.0

We all remember the magic of the track Lakeerein which got fans on their toes and Puneet Dixit is back to captivate us with Lakeerein 2.0. People still haven’t gotten over Lakeerein and we wonder the kind of buzz Lakeerein 2.0 is going to create?

There is always a big responsibility while recreating a song that has already touched so many hearts. Though Lakeerein and Lakeerein 2.0 are poles apart as per the theme is concerned and we got in touch with Puneet Dixit as we too have loads of question just like everyone as to how he came up with the concept of Lakeerein 2.0 and the process of creating the song,” Lakeerein 2.0 was the idea of the channel, producers, and creatives to which I wasn’t ready because firstly, I didn’t want to spoil my song. Secondly, Lakeerein is a very sad song, the lyrics of the song talk about how the couple can’t be together but Lakeerein 2.0 is a very romantic song and there is nothing common in these two songs as one is sad and the another one is romantic. It is a task to recreate a sad song into a romantic one and I was not in favor of doing this song but somehow channel approached me that they want to take this song only forward with the story of Guddan and her character. After 20 years Kanika’s daughter is coming back and the old feel will be consistent with the song. Then I thought about it and made a new song and added Lakeerein to it so the lyrics changed from “Mere haathon me na teri lakeerein” to “Mere haathon me hai teri lakeerein” , so the composition of the punch line is the same but the song is completely new. Lakeerein 2.0 is a different romantic song and you’ll see how a sad song can be recreated into a romantic one. Lakeerein 2.0 was the idea of the channel but adding the 2.0 was my suggestion”

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National Award winner Arun Shankar  will collaborate with Grammy award winner Ricky Kej for his next single

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National Award winner Arun Shankar  will collaborate with Grammy award winner Ricky Kej for his next single

The single is apparently an effort to convey a beautiful positive message when people are facing difficult times in the current circumstances.

National award winner, filmmaker Arun Shankar, is all set to launch his next single. Arun, who was working on his next hindi feature film had to postpone it, due to the pandemic. So, now he has decided to work on his next single from his album. Arun said “We are living in difficult times and the kind of situation we all are in right now,  has forced me into thinking if we have gone wrong somewhere! And this particular thought became the inspiration for my next single.”

He also added, “Since my film work will not commence due to unavailability of permission to shoot in different places, I planned to work on my next single.”

The national award winning actor has colloborated with Indian composer, environmentalist who won a Grammy award for his album Winds of Samsara(that also topped the US billboard at no1 rank), Ricky Kej.

Arun said “Ricky is an active environmentalist and his music is mostly a depiction of nature. He has dedicated himself to this cause and I felt it would be best to work with him and compose a meaningful yet peppy track that gives out a positive message to the masses.”

Arun will pen the lyrics for the song along with Raqueeb Alam, popular lyricist, who has written songs for musician A.R Rahman for blockbuster films like Slumdog Millionaire, Million Dollar Arm, Sivaji- the Boss. The song is set to release by Diwali by one of the leading music labels in India.

Arun Shankar is a National award winning director. He is known for The Chameleon, Camel Safari, Hidayat- a single and has worked in many TV commercials. Arun is currently also working on his next Bollywood feature film under his banner Arun Shankar Productions LLP.

When we contacted Ricky, he said, “I am very excited to work with Arun Shankar, he is a fantastic musician and shares my passion for creating art on social causes. He wants to give back to the society through his music, and I am glad that I can help him achieve this noble goal through this collaboration.”

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