Amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan over Kulbhushan Jadhav row, surgical strikes and repeated attacks across the Line of Control (LoC), this Indian band has come up with a beautiful surprise for the neighbouring country ahead of their Independence Day celebration which is celebrated on August 14 in Pakistan. In a wonderful gesture, Indian Acapella Band Voxchord has sung Pakistan National anthem as a gift for their Independence Day. How amazing is that?
In a two-minute video, you can see the band members holding a placard that sends an important message across. “This is our way of wishing you, Happy Birthday Pakistan. This Independence Day, we’d like to dedicate a song to our neighbours. A song about faith, pride and grandeur, of power, progress and perfection,” the placard read as.
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The song does not have any fancy upbeat music and only features a group of band members making an effort to bridge the gap created between the two nations. The video has received 55,971 views as of August 13. However, people belonging to both India and Pakistan have lauded the band’s gesture and have been sharing the video extensively on Twitter while adding that the “World needs more of it”.
You can watch the video here:
Here’s how people reacted:
Our neighbours #India wishing us ‘Happy Birthday #Pakistan‘ in a special way, singing our national anthem. Thank you guys. pic.twitter.com/F4cJnikEs0
— Afzaal wattoo (@cooolwattoo) August 13, 2017
These Indians sang Pakistan’s National Anthem, Love from Pakistan. _ pic.twitter.com/AG5Li4FK86
— Sir Saith Abdullah (@SaithAbdullah99) August 12, 2017
Our neighbours #India wishing us ‘Happy Birthday #Pakistan‘ in a special way, singing our national anthem. Thank you guys. pic.twitter.com/utzWA2Ud7t
— Furqan T. Siddiqui (@furqantsiddiqui) August 12, 2017
Indian singers sing Pakistan National Anthem much better than #CokeStudio10 & Shafqat Amanat Ali #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/lxtkQVGPvZ
— Ihtisham Khaliq (@iK_Waseer) August 12, 2017
These Indians singing Pakistan national anthem is one hell of a gesture. Thankyou neighbors !! https://t.co/fdEqfx1NPH
— Mustafa Zahid (@Mustafology) August 12, 2017
Beautiful! Indian Acapella Band Voxchord sing Pakistan National Anthem as a gift for their Independence Day…Thank you pic.twitter.com/hwGrtheL3L
— Czarina Propitious (@PropitiousOn3) August 12, 2017
What a beautiful and moving gesture. #India acappella group sings #Pakistan national anthem as Independence Day gift https://t.co/7sQbg46IfT
— beena sarwar (@beenasarwar) August 11, 2017
The world needs more of it.
Indian Acapella Band VoxChord sing Pakistan National Anthem as a gift for their… https://t.co/W94zavQlW8
— Being Woman (@TweetBeingWoman) August 11, 2017
While India celebrates its independence on August 15, Pakistan celebrates Independence day a day before India does which is August 14. Every year, guarding forces of both India and Pakistan exchange gifts and sweets on national events as a mark of respect at the Atari-Wagah border and few other places.
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