The culture of India is diverse and has its roots in various parts of the world. No matter which country you go, one will always manage to find Little India residing there. Canada is one such country where thousands of Indians reside among which Punjabis rule the Indian community. A video has surfaced on social media where Canadian children are singing ‘Om Jai Jagdish’, an Indian aarti sung by Hindus during festivals, at a Christmas concert. The video depicts that world is one family (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam). The video was also shared on Twitter by Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon. 'Vaishnav Jan To' Goes Global on Gandhi Jayanti 2018, PM Narendra Modi Shares Video of Rendition by Artists From 124 Nations Including Pakistan.
On stage, adorable children stand together and perform a choir on ‘Om Jai Jagdish’ while there are musicians playing melodious Indian instruments like tabla, sitar, harmonium and flute. The video was uploaded on YouTube from a member in the audience. The children beautifully sing the whole aarti in a language that is foreign to them, Hindi.
Video of Canadian Children Singing ‘Om Jai Jagdish’ at a Christmas Concert
Raveena Tandon shared the video on Twitter and wrote: “Om Jai Jagdish hare aarti sung by Canadian kids at a Christmas concert. One Planet, One People.” The post has been retweeted more than 1,500 times.
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) December 25, 2018
Although in comments, some users thought that the video could be fake as the children’s lips do not sync with the lyrics. Recently, to mark Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared a video of musicians and singers singing ‘Vaishnav Jan to’ and artists included from 124 nations including Pakistan.