New Delhi, Aug 10: An awareness campaign to teach people how to sing the national anthem fluently will be launched on this Independence Day, that is on August 15. Former Supreme Court judge Justice Santosh Hegde will lead the 'National Anthem Awareness Campaign', organised by Indira Foundation and Rashtrageete Jagruti Abhiyana Samiti.
Justice Santosh Hegde said the motive behind the campaign is to make people aware about the importance of the national anthem. Shedding more light on the drive, Kannada poet Doddarange Gowda said the campaign would teach people the meaning of the lyrics and correct pronunciation of words because many don't know. (ALSO READ: Independence Day 2018: The Wars That Indian Armed Forces Fought Since 1947)
“People even make mistakes in pronunciations. Hence, we shall distribute the lyrics of the national anthem in both Kannada and English," Gowda was quoted as saying. According to V Lokesh Gowda, president of Rashtrageete Jagruti Abhiyana Samiti, a specially designed National Anthem Rath will also ply on the city roads to spread awareness.
The rath will lead a massive procession of folk artists and volunteers will also perform when the chariot passes through lanes in T Dasarahalli Assembly constituency in Bengaluru. Noted musician Hamsalekha will participate in the campaign and hoist the tricolour on the Independence Day. The rath will stop at around 72 junctions.