Oscar winner A R Rahman, who enchanted the world with his 'Jai Ho' number, has now composed the theme song for BSF, his first for any paramilitary force.
The five minute song-- 'Hum Seema Suraksha Bal... Veeron ka hai ye dal' (We are the Border Security Force... It is the force of the brave) composed by Rahman praises the strength and valour of the border force.
"The credit for the song goes to Meghalaya Governor R S Mooshahary who is a former DG of the force. He helped us in getting in touch with Rahman, who composed the song without charging any money for it," BSF Director General M L Kumawat said on the sidelines of a function here during which the song was played for the public for the first time.
The song, which also captures the emotional tribulations of a jawan guarding the border while leaving his family behind, comes with a video showing the BSF men in action along the border, undergoing training and the famous 'change of guard' ceremony at the Wagah border.
"The song and the video capture the true spirit of the force. Rahman has also promised to come and spend time with our men to boost their morale," Kumawat said.
A BSF jawan, present at the function said, "It is a matter of pride that my idol Rahman has composed a song for me ".