Rohtak, February 10: The 21st century is an era of pop music and Bollywood songs in India, but some girls of the government school at Sanghi village in Rohtak district of Chandigarh shined and came into limelight after their Haryanvi bhajan was uploaded on youtube. Interestingly, the Haryanvi bhajan has gone viral and they have been flooded with requests for live performances.
The girls, Vidhi, as lead singer, Isha, Rinku, Muskan and Manisha, had sung the Haryanvi bhajan 'Bata Mere Yaar Sudama Re' at a function in Kurukshetra University in July 2016. Their performance was so splendid that Haryana’s agriculture minister Om Prakash Dhankar also felicitated these girls with the cash prize of Rs 31,000.
The Haryanvi Bhajan 'Bata Mere Yaar Sudama Re', is actually about the reunion of Lord Krishna with his childhood friend Sudama, is a very common and hugely popular among the state's older generation. Somesh Jangra, a music teacher at Sanghi government school uploaded the bhajan on youtube. He said, "To my surprise, the video has been viewed by more than 80 lakh and shared by more than 20,000 times on Facebook." Somesh Jangra has given music for the devotional song and also a music scholar from Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak.
The lead singer Vidhi is a daughter of farmer said that she has learned this bhajan from her mother two years back. She sang the song before Jangra, who composed music for it, to be sung at a school event. It was later selected for the Kurukshetra university function.
Vidhi also said that when she and her friends sang the bhajan for the first time in February 2016 in school, they were awarded Rs 500 by principal Jaipal Dahiya. Later, Jangra composed a remix version. When it was sung at the MDU, it was appreciated by everyone.