The Republic Day marks the date when the Indian Constitution was adopted and India had become a Republic. This year we celebrated 70th Republic Day, and every year all the states are individually honored by taking out respective tableau for every state on the Republic Day Parade at the Rajpath in New Delhi. Seeing such celebration of our Constitution fills us with a sense of pride for our nation. Independent India formed its constitution that made us a country with laws and civil society.
While the entire country immerses into the fervor of Republic day and different schools, institutes and colleges celebrate the day with special programs and song recitations; here is your dose of patriotism with these 5 songs created by our film industry to keep the pride and love for our nation going.
1. Maa Tujhe Salaam, Vande Mataram (1997)
The song which is from the legendary singer AR Rahman’s studio album ‘Vande Mataram’ has lyrics by Mehboob. Soulful lyrics and upbeat music will make you heart swell with pride.
2. Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera – Swades (2014)
Shah Rukh Khan won many hearts in ‘Swades’. Composed and sung by AR Rahman this song plays in the background when he returns to his roots, India, and reminisces his time spent in his country.
3. Dil Diya Hai Jaan Bhi Denge – Karma (1986)
Sung by the melodious singer of all time, Kavita Krishnamurthy along with Dilip Kumar, the song will well up your eyes. Lyrics by Anand Bakshi, it is composed by Laxmikant and Pyarelal.
4. Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyaara Hai – Roja (1992)
AR Rahman composed this song and marked his beginning. Lyrics by PK Mishra and sung by legendary singer Hariharan, Roja’s soundtrack is among the ‘10 Best Soundtracks’ of all time in TIME magazine, 2005.
5. Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon (1963)
This emotional song is close to everyone’s heart as it was immortalized in the voice of India’s favourite singer Lata Mangeshkar. The song honours Indian soldiers who died during the 1962 Sino-Indian War.