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An ode to the National Anthem
Apoorva Nijhara, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 12, 2013
First Published: 16:58 IST(12/8/2013)
Last Updated: 01:35 IST(13/8/2013)
A worker installing electric lamps on "Swarna Jayanti Diwar" at Wagah border ahead of Independence Day in Amritsar on Monday. (Munish Byala/HT)

A unique music and dance show titled National Patriotic Project — Come India Sing Jana Gana Mana will mark Independence Day with a host of activities for the youth. Organised by the Lorraine Music Academy and LAMP Trust, the launch of the project will include patriotic and folk song performance and dances depicting India’s cultural ethos of unity in diversity.

“When this musical imagination and experience of singing our National Anthem is ignited in a group circumstance, we have the most extraordinary power to change young lives for positive living and nation-building,” says Aubrey Aloysius, Chairman, National Patriotic Project.

The project will also host a nationwide talent contest called, Come India Sing. Open to all ages, it will include a slogan writing contest to express what the National Anthem means to the participants. “Music is food for the soul. Good food and good exercise gives you good physical stability. Good diet of the right kind of music gives you mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual stability,” adds Aloysius.

And you can celebrate the holiday with your family as participation is at an individual, family or group level. One has to record a video singing the National Anthem, upload it on YouTube and complete the registration form on the academy’s website. “Music helps the creative process and sparks imagination and ideas,” Aloysius signs off.

Catch it live
What: National Patriotic Project
When: August 15
Time: 11am onwards
Where: Epicenter Auditorium, Apparel House, Sector-44, Gurgaon
Nearest Metro Station: Huda City Centre on the Yellow Line.

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