Various Indian sporting legends came together to sing the Indian national anthem for a cause. Request parents to allow their children to take up sports.
HIGH IMPACT START: The Indian National Anthem
“Padhai. Yeh bas class ki chaar deewaron mein hi nahi, par in deewaron ke baahar bhi hai. Pedon mein, maidaan mein, mitti mein aur iss mitti ke khelon mein hai.”
Studies isn’t only limited to the 4 walls of the classroom. But they are present outside the class in various components like the trees, the field and the sports of that field. And, sports are what teaches you to get up every time you fail.It teaches you to get up, fight back and win it.
“Apne bacchon ke pairo ko apne desh ki mittee lagne do. Aur fir isi mein se ubhrenge vo heere, jo khel ki bhaag daud iss desh ke liye sambhalenge.”
Let the soil of the country sooth your child, and then you will see the rise of future stars who will take the country to newer heights.
A NOBLE THOUGHT FOR A NOBLE CAUSE
With this beautiful and meaningful message, the album ‘The Sports heroes’ was launched with an aim to encourage parents to let their children pursue passion towards sports and not limit them to studies alone.
The video “The Sports Heroes,” directed by Abhijit Panse, features the Indian National Anthem sung by eight well-known sports personalities – Sachin, Sunil Gavaskar, tennis players Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupati, hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay, football star Baichung Bhutia, Olympic medal winner and shooter Gagan Narang and wrestler Sushil Kumar.
The International Institute of Sports Management launched the video. India and Mumbai cricketer Nilesh Kulkarni is the founder of this organization. Also present on the occasion were Dhanraj Pillay and Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh.
The man that made all of this possible was Nilesh Kulkarni, who once represented India on the cricket field. Having played the game and running a sports institute now, Nilesh understands how sports connect people.
“While I and my wife Rasika were working on the concept of bringing India ’s sporting icons to sing the national anthem, we understood that sports — irrespective of one’s caste, religion, race, gender, and culture — is one unifying force,” he said.
PIERCING THE HEART
The series of goosebumps that one goes through while watching and hearing the Indian National Anthem video is unbelievable. The chest swells up with pride and a few seconds into the video; you find yourself motionless, captivated by the video and smiling. The video sends chills down the spine. It also compels one to ponder upon the message that the video tries to get across.
It was incredibly smart and thoughtful of Kulkarni to rope in a Bharat Ratna awardee (Sachin), a Padma Bhushan awardee (Sunil Gavaskar) and 6 Padma Shri awardee (others) to send the message across to a billion people. Being the country’s idols, no one else could have done a better job than these living legends from various sports. They realized that the people of Indian can ignore anyone, but their national heroes.
Another salient feature of the video was that they tried to promote all sports. The video comprised of legends from cricket, hockey, shooting, wrestling and tennis. They tried to convey that regardless of the choice of sport, Indians have the potential to become a champion.
Without a shadow of a doubt, India is a cricket frenzy country. The Indian National Anthem video talked about how we should encourage our kids to take up sports other than cricket, and it is possible to excel at them. The legends that featured in the video, with their records and achievements, gave them a reason to believe them.
This video also talks about a collective approach towards the progress of this nation in the field of sports. The optimism and positivity of the video is definitely contagious. We can hope that video inspires and motivates more people to take up a sport. All we need is our government to provide the players with international standard training facilities and need the our sporting bodies to tap the hidden talent in the right direction.