Indian poet-diplomat pens S.Asian anthem after Earth anthem success

   Nov 27, 11:54 am
Kathmandu, Nov.27 (ANI): After the success of the Earth Anthem, which has been translated into major world languages, Indian poet-diplomat Abhay Kumar is ready with the first ever South Asian Anthem.

In the history of South Asia, after the establishment of the South Asian University, a South Asian Anthem, a song that all South Asians could sing together, if adopted by SAARC, it would be a major catalyst in fostering deeper South Asian consciousness.

The Earth Anthem written was released in June this year by Kapil Sibal and Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Union Ministers of India at ICCR, New Delhi, and later in Kathmandu by Mr. Jhalanath Khanal, former Prime Minister of Nepal in presence of Mr. Axel Plathe, UNESCO's Representative to Nepal.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), India, has put the Earth Anthem on its website for the use of the students studying in schools affiliated with CBSE.

Regional organizations such as the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), European Union and African Union have their own regional anthems. 'ASEAN Way' is ASEAN's anthem while the European Union use 'Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy)' and 'Let's All Unite and Celebrate Together' is the anthem of the African Union.

SAARC does not have an anthem yet.

SAARC Anthem by Abhay K. is in Hindustani, English, Nepali, Bengali, Pashto, Urdu, Sinhala, Dzongkha and Dhivehi, languages spoken in South Asian countries.

The English version of South Asian Anthem

Himalaya to Hind-sagar , Naga Hills to Hindukush/ Mahaweli to Ganga, Sindhu to Brahmputra/Lakshadweep to Andaman, Everest to Adam's Peak/ Kabul to Thimphu, Male to Kathmandu / Delhi to Dhaka, Colombo, Islamabad/ Every step in unison, every step in unison/Dzongkha, Sinhala, Nepali, Hindi, Pashto, Bengali/ Urdu, English, Dhivehi, every step in unison/ one's own identity,one's own dreams / talks of love, talks of-peace/ Every step in unison/ every step with SAARC / every step in unison/every step with SAARC/. (ANI)

Saudi Arabia to build 1 km long world's tallest tower Apr 19, 10:18 am
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Saudi Arabia is set to build the world's tallest tower, which will reach 1 kilometer into the sky.
Full Story
Like India, China too concerned over Taliban, Al-Qaeda return in Afghanistan Apr 18, 5:14 pm
Beijing, Apr.18 (ANI): Like India, China has also reportedly expressed its concern over the Taliban and Al-Qaeda regaining control over most parts of Afghanistan, after NATO troops exit from the war-torn nation at the end of this year.
Full Story
'Hardline Pak' Lal Masjid names library after Osama bin Laden Apr 18, 4:00 pm
Islamabad, Apr. 18 (ANI): A religious school for women in Islamabad connected to the Lal Masjid has renamed its library in honour of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Full Story
'Deeply ashamed' S. Korean ferry captain first one to abandon ship Apr 18, 4:00 pm
London, Apr. 18 (ANI): The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized with 475 passengers on board was one of the first people to escape the doomed vessel, Coast Guard officials said.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY