Mera Bharat Mahan. India is Great. We have grown up hearing this proud phrase. But what makes our country great? The belief in ‘unity in diversity’ makes India a great nation. India is a land of diversity but without fragmentation. So, as we gear up to celebrate the 70th Republic Day of India or Republic Day 2019 on 26th January (Saturday), let us open up to including regional songs in its celebration. Bhojpuri films that have seen massive growth in last few years have few but favourite patriotic songs that one can play on Republic Day. The patriotic songs or “desh bhakti ke geet” are energetic and high-spirited. These Bhojpuri desh bhakti ke gane will the admirers of the regional cinema want to dance and celebrate the national festival big time. Best Republic Day Songs 2019: List of Most Patriotic Songs for 26th January Celebrations and School Dance Performances.
Bollywood has played a significant part in Republic Day celebrations in our childhood. R-Day functions in schools and colleges would have dance performances on famous patriotic songs from Hindi movies or music albums. Some of the evergreen ones being AR Rahman’s composed “Maa Tujhe Salaam,” “Vande Mataram” and “Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon” songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar, “Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera”, “Chak De! India”, “Mere Desh Ki Dharti”, “Sandese Aate Hain”, “Aisa Des Hai Mera,” and so many more. We all have performed on these songs that uplift your spirits. However, on this 70th Republic Day, one could look forward to being more inclusive. Bhojpuri songs are well enjoyed by audiences and it would be great to have Bhojpuri desh bhakti songs as part of R-Day celebrations.
"Hamar Deshwa Mahan" sung by huge Bhojpuri superstar Pawan Singh along with Indu Sonali is perfect way to begin the Republic Day performances. The song from Maa Tujhe Salaam highlights the greatness of our country. If you have an iota of doubt over "Mera Bharat Mahaan," this Pawan Singh song will remove it completely.
Watch Video of "Hamar Deshwa Mahan" Song by Pawan Singh and Indu Sonali
Famous Indian playback singer Sonu Nigam has a very hit Bhojpuri song to his credit. Released in 2006, the superhit Bhojpuri desh bhakti song is “Deshwa Ke Aan Aur Baan Hai Tiranga.” The song is picturised on Bhojpuri superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav aka Nirahua. The song reflects on the unity of the country and how the pride of Indian national flag, the tri-coloured “Tiranga” is of utmost importance.
Watch Video of Sonu Nigam Sung "Deshwa Ke Aan Aur Baan Hai Tiranga" Starring Nirahua
Manoj Tiwari, one of the most popular Bhojpuri stars has lent his voice for a song on Indian freedom fighter, Shaheed Bhagat Singh. This song titled, “Shaheed Veer Bhagat Singh” has the actor-singer narrating the life and heroism of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. At the end of the video, Manoj Tiwari also requests the youth of the country to show dedication and love towards the country just like Bhagat Singh.
Watch Video of Manoj Tiwari's Desh Bhakti Geet on Shaheed Bhagat Singh
There are more spirited Bhojpuri songs that will evoke patriotism on Republic Day. You can watch these patriotic Bhojpuri songs here.
Meanwhile, the country is gripped with the patriotic fervour ahead of Republic Day. The preparations for the main R-Day celebrations held at the Rajpath in New Delhi are in full swing. On Saturday, the country will wake up to commemorate its 70th Republic Day, the day when Indian constitution marked nation’s transition to becoming an independent republic. We wish every Indian across the globe, a very Happy Republic Day 2019.