Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur, launched the official cheer song for the Tokyo-bound Indian contingent in a virtual event on Wednesday. The song, titled ‘Hindustani Way’, has been sung by young pop singer Ananya Birla and composed by veteran Indian music composer AR Rahman.
Besides Thakur, Rahman and Ananya, the others present on the occasion were Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra and secretary-general Rajeev Mehta, among others.
Thakur congratulated the artists for executing the project. “I thank AR Rahman and Ananya Birla for taking this initiative. They did this song with a lot of passion and it also takes a lot of compassion to execute this during the Covid-19 pandemic, when it was not easy for them to collaborate. You took all the interest and initiative to come out with this song for Team India and cheer for India. I request everyone to share this song as much as you can,” said Thakur.”Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi initiated the #Cheer4India campaign for our Tokyo-bound athletes. The country came forward whole-heartedly to show support and solidarity to this clarion call. I thank the maestro AR Rahman and youth icon Ananya Birla to (have) come up with this amazing production,” said Pramanik.