Bhubaneswar: The teaser of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup Anthem “Jai Hind, Jai India” released on Sunday, is fast becoming popular among the Hockey fans worldwide.
The 46-second promotional teaser was released by the Hockey India on its official social media accounts today. The video song focuses on the message ‘purpose is loftier than victory or defeat’.
Music maestro AR Rahman, Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and some prominent hockey players were seen performing to the patriotic lyrics of the song.
Composed by AR Rahman and penned by noted lyricist-poet Gulzar the official song features South Actress Nayanthara, Sivamani, Neeti Mohan, Shweta Mohan, Sasha Tirupathi, Shweta Pandit, Harshdeep Kaur, and the National Hockey World Cup Players.
The song intends to inspire the young generation to take the first step towards world domination in sports and leadership.
Soon after the video went on air, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik thanked Rahman and expressed his gratitude for creating a catchy line for the Odisha World Cup Anthem.
Thanks @arrahman ji for #OdishaWorldCupAnthem. The catchy teaser captures the excitement & euphoria of hockey lovers across India for #HockeyWorldCup2018. Looking forward to the full version & watching you live in #Bhubaneswar & #Cuttackhttps://t.co/ZK2wuRn7eN
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) November 18, 2018
“The catchy teaser captures the excitement & euphoria of hockey lovers across India for Hockey World Cup 2018. Looking forward to the full version & watching you live in Bhubaneswar & Cuttack,” Patnaik wrote on his wrote handle.
Replying to the Odisha CM tweet, the Academy Award-winning music composer tweeted back, saying that he was honoured, excited and looking forward to his Odisha visit.
Honoured and Excited ..looking forward ??! https://t.co/JE4xB5EH7D
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) November 18, 2018
It is worth mentioning here that the Rahman and King Khan will perform live at the inaugural ceremony of Hockey Men’s World Cup at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on November 27. The next day, Rahman will also perform at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack for the promotion of the mega sports event.