I-Day: At PM Modi's suggestion, Salim-Sulaiman dedicate song to jawans

| Updated: Aug 15, 2017 11:52 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 15 (ANI): To commemorate India's Independence Day, musical duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant has dedicated a patriotic song to the jawans in the Indian army. Titled 'Mera Desh Hi Mera Dharam,' the song releases today. Talking about the idea behind the song, Salim told ANI, "A few months back, we met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who suggested we should make a song for the country to celebrate the 70th Independence Day. We really liked the suggestion and decided to release the song on August 15." "We dedicate the song to the jawans who happily sacrifice their lives for the sake of their nation. With this feeling and emotion, Sulaiman and I created this song. The lyrics that have been penned down by Sandeep Srivastava also express the same sentiment," he added. Sulaiman, on the other hand, said, "It's been 70 years of Independence, and most of the songs are made for the country but it has never happened that a song has been made for the jawans. We are independent because of our army." (ANI)

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