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Indian and Bangladeshi singers come together on Eid urging people to fight Covid-19 pandemic

Indian and Bangladeshi singers team up for a song on Eid urging everyone to fight unitedly against Covid-19 pandemic

Music unites humankind while inspiring all in adverse circumstances. That is what is symbolised by the coming together of Indian and Bangladeshi artistes, who have given their voice for a song, urging everyone to work together for the society’s betterment, to be broadcast on Eid-ul-Fitr.

On the festive occasion of Eid, several channels have lined up virtual programmes. Among them is a star-studded song which will be aired on BTV's Ananda Mela which will feature singers Tapan Chowdhury, Kumar Bishwajit, Chandan Sinha, Raghav Chattopadhyay, Joy Sarkar and Usha Uthup. The song Esho Esho Shundore, is penned by Kabir Bakul and composed by Emon Chowdhury.

Popular Indian singer, Usha Uthup talking about the song to The Daily Star said: "It is a real pleasure to share such a wonderful song with many others in both Bangladesh and India.”

Elaborating about the song, its writer, the renowned National Award winning lyricist Kabir Bakul observed: "This is a song of love and courage. In a time of global crisis, our places of prayer are one. Both neighbouring countries, India and Bangladesh were attacked at the same time, and I have tried to express solidarity from that thought."

The artists gave their voices to the song remotely from their homes in the midst of the raging Covid-19 pandemic. Tapan Chowdhury told New Age, “The singers recorded certain parts of the song at their homes and sent the video files to the Ananda Mela team. It was a new experience for me. The song urges all to work together for the welfare of society.”

Kumar Bishwajit expressing similar sentiments said: "I am happy to give voice to the song made by Tapan Chowdhury and Chandan Sinha, and three of my favourite artistes from India.”

The song will be broadcast at 10.30 p.m. at Eid Ananda Mela. The programme is produced by Mahfuza Akhter and anchored by Ferdous and Purnima.

Hoping the programme will be liked by viewers, Akhter said: “Ananda Mela will be aired on BTV after the news at 10 p.m. on Eid day. We shot the programme within three days following the health directives. I hope viewers will enjoy it.”

Besides this song, Ananda Mela will also feature a dance recital in memory of actress Sarah Begum Kabori, who died on April 17 to be performed by actress Tareen Jahan in synchronisation with the song Se je keno elona, which was recorded by Sabina Yasmin for Razzak and Kabori-starrer film Rongbaz.

Other recitals that will feature in the programme include dance recitals by Apu Bishwas, Mehzabin Chowdhury, Ferdous, Purnima, and a song performed by Momtaz Begum and others.