Amid all the starry affair, theÂ Veecon Music EntertainmentÂ launched yet another album,â€˜VandeÂ Mataramâ€™atÂ the plush Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, after the success of Amitabh Bachchan`s â€˜Hanuman Chalisaâ€™ and Sonu Niigaamâ€™s â€˜Icchapurti Gayatri Mantraâ€™.Â Sheila Dikshit launched the album, â€˜Vande Mataramâ€™Â and said, â€œThis song is being released close to the Republic Day when the entire nation is overwhelmed with patriotism, and rejoices the freedom given to us 64 years back. The video and music composed by Bickram Ghosh is simply inspiring and I should say it is one of worldâ€™s best composition so far.â€
The guests who honored the event with their presence includedÂ Farooq Abdullah, Subodh Kant Sahay, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt , Bickram Ghosh, Sonu Niigaam, Kumaresh , Kamal Sabri, Mahalaxmi Iyer, lyricist Samir, Anand Raj Anand, Indian ocean, Vipin Handa.
On this occasion Farooq Abdullah did an impromptu act of singing Vande Mataram, so moved was Sonu Niigaam by this, that he joined him in singing the song which turned out to be a beautiful treat for the audience.
BickramÂ GhoshÂ theÂ musicÂ composerÂ of the album said, â€œMy version of ‘Vande Mataram’ is introspective and philosophical. It is the national song woven into a new melody 64 years after independence. It is not a song of uprising as was the mainstay of the original song. I’ve created a melody straight from my heart and the finest of India’s artists have executed. Â»
Vande Mataram is sung by 21 singers such as Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, Shaan, Indian Ocean, Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Niigaam, Sundhi Chauhan, RoopKumar Rathod, Palash Sen, Mahalaxmi Iyer to name a few. The album is produced by Group ChairmanÂ Vijay SrivastavaÂ of Veecon Group andÂ Lalit SrivastavaÂ and conceptualizedÂ by MD J.K SrivastavaÂ who has promised to donate all the proceeds from this album towards the education of the underprivileged children in India.