Bhubaneswar: People from all across Odisha, as well as outside are all set to sing ‘Bande Utkala Janani’, Odisha’s unofficial state song, at 5.30 pm on Saturday to motivate COVID warriors.
This initiative is in solidarity with the frontline COVID warriors. People all across the state as well as the Odia diaspora will be lending their voices to Kantakabi Laxmikant Mohapatra’s immortal lines.
Bandey Utkala Janani , truly enjoyed recreating this Odia anthem , beautifully sung by @ashabhosle tai and me produced by @nilamadhabpanda , a tribute to all the covid warriors 🙏 let’s come together at 5:30 pm and sing to honour them @Naveen_Odisha @ShankarEhsanLoy pic.twitter.com/laSVRfEdI0
— Shankar Mahadevan (@Shankar_Live) May 30, 2020
On this occasion, noted filmmaker, Nila Madhab Panda has teamed up with Bollywood composers Shankar, Ehasan and Loy for a fresh rendition of the song in his latest music video. The song has been sung by legendary singer Asha Bhonsle.