- The song is dedicated to the world from India: Ministry of External Affairs
- The composition also expresses gratitude toward COVID-19 warriors
- The rendition aims to spread the message of the world being one big family
New Delhi: With an aim to ignite hope and positivity during the current times of COVID-19 crisis and spread the essence of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – the world is one family, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), an autonomous body of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has released a song created by multiple artists, on Tuesday. According to ICCR, the rendition ‘United We Fight’ has been composed by bringing together composers, musicians and singers from across India, contributing recordings from their homes amid the coronavirus lockdown.
1/4 In our joint efforts to inspire and strengthen India’s fight against #COVID19, ICCR brings out a motivational song titled “United We Fight”. The song is to help people stay united & ignite hope in the hearts of people and encourage them to think positive in these tough times. pic.twitter.com/0QgQ6B6102
— ICCR (@iccr_hq) May 12, 2020
Written and composed by Singer Joe Alvares, vocals were given by Usha Uthup, Salim Merchant, Shefali Alvares Rashid, Benny Dayal, Sonam Kalra, Chandan Bala Kalyan, Salome and Samira and music by Tubby, Pandit Ravi Chari, Pandit Rakesh Chaurasiya and Ustad Faisal Qureshi, the song is dedicated to the world by the MEA. Singer Shefali Alvares Rashid shared on her Instagram account,
In our joint efforts to inspire and strengthen India’s fight against #COVID19, ICCR brings out a motivational song titled “United We Fight”. The song is to help people stay united and ignite hope in the hearts of people and encourage them to think positive in these tough times.
On the day of the launch of the song, ICCR said via its official Twitter account,
‘United We Fight’ is a rendition weaving English lyrics into the notes and beats of Indian classical music, spreading the essence of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ — the world is one family.
The Embassy of India in Sweden and Latvia said in a statement released along with the musical creation that the song carries with it the message of hope, joy, resilience, fighting spirit and never say die attitude of all in the collective fight against COVID 19. It said,
This virus has had a huge impact on humanity cutting across all boundaries, physical and social, of nations, caste, class, colour, religion and belief systems bringing the world to its knees. But, united we stand, steadfastly helping, assisting, sharing knowledge, cooperating and coordinating with each other as one force against the coronavirus.
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) brings together composers, musicians and singers from across India, contributing recordings from their homes, in a beautiful musical creation “United we Fight”. pic.twitter.com/Cn7RitJKaE
— India in Sweden & Latvia (@IndiainSweden) May 12, 2020
The Embassy of India in Sweden and Latvia further stated that the song is a tribute to and recognition of the countless individuals who are silently helping neighbours, strangers and people around them in these times of distress.