Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal today released the music CD of Shabads by sarod player Amjad Ali Khan and singer Harbhajan Singh Namdhari.
Badal released the CD at his official residence during an event to which the media was not invited.
An official spokesman told PTI later that Badal released the CD titled "Songs of Divine Wisdom" which contains six Shabads.
The Shabads include 'Koi Bole Ram Ram', 'Sakhiya Naam Maharaspuyi' and 'Mera Vaid Guru Gobinda'.
According to the spokesman, Badal told Khan that he wants the youth of Punjab to escape the clutches of western music and be attracted to the classical music again.
"We want to take your services in this direction and would like you to get associated with us in our efforts to promote classical music," Badal was quoted as having told Khan.
Later, Khan told the Chief Minister that Punjab has the richest traditions as far as art, literature and music are concerned.