October 26th, 2021 | Updated on April 18th, 2023
Indian Railways took to Twitter on October 8, to share a clip that will make anyone from the 80s and 90s nostalgic. Ministry of Railways recreated the famous song, Mile Sur Mera Tumhara by Bhimsen Joshi, which brought an aura of honesty and unity for anyone who heard the song. After 33 years, they’ve released a reprised version. The video has gone viral.
The music video featured stunning locations and railway stations from across the nation as well as appearances by several prominent Indian celebrities.
It’s part of the Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative by Government of India to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.
भारतीय रेल द्वारा सभी देशवासियों को समर्पित “मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा” pic.twitter.com/K9YIyv8lYi
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) October 8, 2021
In the updated version, the scenes of the Tokyo Olympics can also be seen. It also shows the triumphant moments of Mirabai Chanu, Neeraj Chopra, and Ravi Dahiya along with others.
Shuttler PV Sindhu was seen making a brief appearance, and towards the end of the film, the Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw was seen singing the National song with a group of officials.
The video , since it was uploaded, has been watched nearly 27,000 times.
Mile Sur Mera Tumhara was first released in 1988. It was played just following the Prime Minister’s speech at Independence Day and has been being viewed as a symbol of nation’s honesty.
The song was performed by Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. It included famous celebrities such as Lata Mangeshkar Hema Malini as well as Kamal Haasan among other people. The lyrics were written by the singer Piyush Pandey.