Artists from over 124 countries release a medley of Bapu’s favourite bhajan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a medley version of Bapu’s favourite bhajan ‘Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye’ sung by artists from over 40 countries, during the closing ceremony of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Conference here. As part of the year-long celebrations leading to Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, artists from over 124 countries have contributed musically and paid homage to the Mahatma through his favourite bhajan. “All Indian missions abroad identified a local artist/group to record the bhajan in the run-up to Gandhi Jayanti, which is observed on October 2. The result is an eclectic, colourful and rich rendition of the hymn infused with the local flavours of the region,” the MEA said in a release.