India’s premier space research body, Indian Space Research and Organisation (ISRO) has given many reasons to hold our head high with proud – from a number of successful missions and launches and getting applaud from all over the world. And to keep things flowing, a group of ISRO scientists try their hands in singing and making songs. Under the banner of space engineers association, the ‘Rock@Band’ released a patriotic music video ahead of the 71st Independence day celebrations.
The song, which is sung in many of the various Indian regional languages, including Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Hindi, comes with an important message that highlights our motto of ‘unity in diversity.’ Asking “riots” to “move away”, “weapons” to “move aside” and everyone to move forward to build a “new nation”, the song is a great addition to the slew of harmonious Independence Day anthems doing the rounds on social media this year.
The 6-minute-plus video – titled ‘I am an Indian’ – features 20-odd scientists in picturesque locations, and has been composed by aerospace engineer Shiju G Thomas. The lyrics talk about annihilating any forces that threaten to divide Indians — from caste to religion.