Vipul Mehta celebrates India’s Republic Day by paying homage to the Armed Forces of India with the launch of his new single ‘Vande Mataram’ at Wagah Border

Vipul Mehta celebrates India’s Republic Day by paying homage to the Armed Forces of India with the launch of his new single ‘Vande Mataram’ at Wagah Border

Universal Music Group announced the launch of the single “Vande Mataram” by Indian Idol 6 winner and one of the most promising singers, performers and entertainers, Vipul Mehta.  Army Official Ajay Sehgal, Govt officer in an organization under Ministry of Defence, wrote the lyrics and using these very lyrics as inspiration, Vipul’s version of the iconic anthem ‘Vande Mataram’ pays tribute to the Armed Forces of India.

Though composed and sung by Vipul, this rendition of Vande Mataram also incorporates the voice of his Guruji, the legendary ‘Ustad Maqbool Husain Khan’.

The Wagah border is the physical border between India and Pakistan. As is customary, the daily military parade involves the esteemed security forces of India and Pakistan and has now become a tourist attraction. The launch of Vipul’s single ‘Vande Mataram’ was witnessed by a spectacular crowd and the Armed Forces, and has commenced the celebrations leading up to the Republic Day.

In 2012, Vipul was selected as the winner of the biggest reality TV show, ‘Indian Idol 6’. Following his win, he released his debut album Hello Namaste Sat Sri Akal on Universal Music.  “Rowaan Mein” his debut single written and composed by Asad Chohan and produced by Ali Mustafa won many accolades and was an instant hit.

Speaking about his single, Vipul said, “The Indian armed forces are always at the border protecting us and the country from any intruders. Thanks to these brave hearts, the citizens know that they are in safe custody. The moment I heard the lyrics which were penned down by Mr. Sehgal I knew I wanted to use this to pay homage to the soldiers.  It is a small gesture from my part to honour them.”

 Speaking on the occasion R H Chatrapati, Vice President- South Asia Universal Music India said, “The single is truly a great way to pay tribute to the armed forces of our country. We at Universal, are proud to be associated with this single and certain that this will be a huge success.”

Vipul Mehta has a few releases lined up for 2015; his song in the upcoming film Wedding Pulao and a single named ‘Roobaroo’ under the Universal Music India banner.

The Vande Mataram single is available across all digital platforms on Universal Music India.

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