Beijing, December 4: It’s not just India, but the roots of non violence pitched by Mahatma Gandhi have been spreading its roots worldwide. Celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi all over the world, in the latest video shared by Indian Embassy in China, playback singer Hou Wei recreates the melodious bhajan 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye' in Chinese.
Various artists from over 124 countries have contributed musically in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi through his favourite bhajan 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye'. The latest shared by the Indian Embassy in China, playback singer Hou Wei recreates the melodious bhajan in Chinese. The rendition of the bhajan sounds so soothing and warm that it brings along through its music enhances the beauty of the bhajan.
The composition is an eclectic, colourful and rich rendition of the hymn infused with the local flavour of the region. Various prominent local singers and groups have showcased their talent to this favourite hymn of the Mahatma. The video also enhances the charm of the song by shooting it in the beautiful valley of China’s and picturesque buildings.
On Gandhi Jayanti Day in New Delhi during the closing ceremony of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched a medley version of the famous bhajan by artists from over 40 countries.
As a special gesture to tribute Mahatma Gandhi, different regions and countries recognised by the United Nations had sent in videos which were then put together in a fusion video of about 5 minutes to give a flavour of the bhajan as recorded by different artists.
The famous Gujarati hymn was penned by the 15th-century poet Narsimha Mehta and was one of the favourite bhajans of Mahatma Gandhi who included it into the roster of prayers routinely sung before his meetings.