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Independence Day: Mumbai police performs ‘Sandese Aate Hai’ to honor unsung heroes, video surfaces

Mumbai Police delivers an emotional tribute with 'Khaki Studio' performance of 'Sandese Aate Hai' on India's 77th Independence Day.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Aug 15, 2023 16:48 IST
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Screengrab of the video showing Mumbai Police staff giving tribute to unsung heroes of the Indian Freedom struggle. (Photo Credit: Instagram/mumbaipolice)

New Delhi: In a poignant and touching display of patriotism, the Mumbai Police have taken center stage with a heartfelt performance that has stirred emotions nationwide. Their in-house band, ‘Khaki Studio,’ delivered an evocative rendition of the iconic Bollywood anthem ‘Sandese Aate Hai’ from the movie ‘Border,’ marking a remarkable tribute on India’s 77th Independence Day.

An emotional ode to unsung Heroes

In a show of reverence for the unsung heroes of our nation, the Mumbai Police chose a melodious path to commemorate Independence Day. The police department showcased their musical prowess through a captivating video shared on Instagram. The mesmerizing performance by ‘Khaki Studio’ resonated deeply, encapsulating the gratitude and respect felt for those who tirelessly safeguard the nation.

Harmonious tribute unveiled

The video unfolds with the enchanting performance by the Mumbai Police’s ‘Khaki Studio’ band, harmoniously capturing the essence of ‘Sandese Aate Hai.’ The soul-stirring melody, accompanied by poignant visuals, pays homage to those who have dedicated themselves to the service of the country.

A captivated audience

Since its release, the video has captivated over 67,000 views and garnered more than 5,000 likes, echoing the sentiments of those who watched this heartfelt tribute. The comment section serves as a testament to the emotional impact of the performance. While some extend warm wishes for ‘Happy Independence Day,’ others laud the Mumbai Police for their heartfelt efforts.


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A timeless tribute

For those unacquainted, the song ‘Sandese Aate Hai’ is a timeless masterpiece sung by Sonu Nigam and Roopkumar Rathod, immortalized in the 1997 war film ‘Border.’ The movie resonates with the valor and sacrifices made by individuals during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, a significant chapter in India’s history.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address

Simultaneously, Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation from the historic Red Fort, delivering a 90-minute speech that instilled unity and hope. The ceremony began with the unfurling of the national flag at the Lahori Gate, symbolizing India’s continued journey towards progress and prosperity.

In sync with the celebratory mood, the government introduced several selfie points across Delhi, including iconic landmarks such as the National War Memorial, India Gate, New Delhi Railway Station, Pragati Maidan, and Raj Ghat. These points highlight the government’s diverse initiatives and celebrate India’s collective achievements.

As the nation unites in gratitude and reverence, this Independence Day remains a testament to the spirit and dedication that define India’s identity.

First published on: Aug 15, 2023 04:47 PM IST

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