KARACHI: As Pakistan will be celebrating its 70th Independence Day on Monday with national zeal and fervour, an Indian music group has also joined in the festivities by singing the Pakistani national anthem.
Indian Acapella Band Voxchord has sung the anthem as a gift for our national day. The video was posted on the channel named Voice Of Ram.
The video begins with a heart-felt message reading, 'This is our way of wishing you, Happy Birthday Pakistan.'
The members of the group join by holding placards which read, 'This Independence Day, weâ€™d like to dedicate a song to our neighbours. A song about faith, pride and grandeur, of power, progress and perfection.'
The Indian band's version of the Pakistani national anthem has earned much praise while some have stated that it is better than Coke Studio's rendition.
It should be noted that Pakistan and India are at loggerheads since the partition in 1947 and disputes have led to full-scale wars between the two nuclear-powered countries.
The Twitter users in Pakistan have lauded the gesture of the Indian band in their posts.
â€” beena sarwar (@beenasarwar) August 11, 2017
Indians sing Pakistan National Anthem as a gift for our Independence Day. #PakistanZindabad ðŸ‡µðŸ‡°@realshoaibmalik @AmeemHaq pic.twitter.com/6FjDlXAo4S
â€” ØØ³Ø§Ù… (@officialhassam) August 12, 2017
These Indians singing Pakistan national anthem is one hell of a gesture. Thankyou neighbors !! https://t.co/fdEqfx1NPH
â€” Mustafa Zahid (@Mustafology) August 12, 2017
#HappyIndepenceday https://t.co/jzpXLqz45m it's time abt pak also shows its love for pakistan ,time of love beyond politics <3 #PeacefulPak
â€” Safz_A (@SarfrajAnsarii) August 12, 2017
â€” Adeel Azhar (@adeel_azhar) August 12, 2017
Story first published: 12th August 2017