Breaking the shackles imposed by imperialism, India achieved its Independence on 15th August 1947. India’s first Prime Minister unfurled the national flag at Red Fort and addressed the Indian citizens through his popular “Tryst with Destiny” speech which is still considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all time.
“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” – Tryst with Destiny speech by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
The sacrifices made by our freedom fighters such as Mahatama Gandhi, Swatantryaveer Savarkar, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Subhas Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, and more are forever carved in history and on the minds of every Indian. This Independence Day, let’s remember our freedom fighters and other unsung heroes too.
How we can be good citizens to be truly worthy of Independence Day?
- Vote for the right candidate
“Sikh koi jaat maraatha. koi gurakha koi madaraasi, sarahad pe maranevaala, har veer tha bhaaratavaasi, jo khoon gira parvat par, vo khoon tha hindustaani!
These lines from a popular song sung by Lata Mangeshkar emphasize that firstly we are Bharatvaasis, and then representatives of our states. People vote for political leaders who don’t live up to our expectations but simply because they belong to a certain state, caste, or creed. We can change this by voting the deserving candidate by evaluating their views on serious social, economic, and political issues, and their contributions.
- Protect public property
If we do not agree with our leaders, there are various ways to come together and raise the concerns through appropriate platforms, vandalising public property isn’t one. We must remember that we pay heavy taxes to build and maintain the public property.
- Be culturally inclusive
India’s strength is – Unity in Diversity. The beauty of our nation is that every colony, every lane has a temple, mosque, derasar, church, and other religious places. However, we cannot deny the presence of bad apples in society. It is healthy to stay away from bad influences to spread harmony.
- Support our Music & Artists
Artists such as A. R. Rehman, through their creative prowess, have not only influenced Indian youth but have spread Indian music internationally too. Indulging in pirated music is theft, discouraging, and has the potential to end the career of artists. Saregama, founded in 1901, is one of the oldest and most authentic sources to purchase and download music legally. Next time you suffer from stuck song syndrome, you have two options, listen online or download it from our online store!
The melodious connection between independence and music
Our national anthem emotionally stirs up millions of Indians every time it is played, evoking a feeling of patriotism. This music that we celebrate today, played a major role during our freedom struggle. It is no secret that the patriotic song Vande Mataram whether old or the one sung by A.R. Rehman is heart-touching. Poets like Rabindranath Tagore and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee ignited new hope among fellow Indians that inspired millions of Indians to join the freedom struggle. Such poets, composers, and artists are truly the non-violent soldiers that inspired many to gather at public meetings.
Did you know that the popular song Ekla Chalo Re sung by Amitabh Bachchan was originally composed by none other than Rabindranath Tagore and was first published in September 1905 and became the song of the masses during Swadeshi Movement?
Songs such as Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram although devotional became revolutionary ditties sung by peaceful demonstraters during Salt March to rebel against the salt tax. This same song took Indian youth by storm when the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai movie was released in 1998. We now live in a well-connected global village, thanks to technology. Inviting people to participate in social causes or to hold peaceful candlelight demonstrations is super easy. All we have to do is call or WhatsApp. However, freedom fighters would sing songs of glory that motivated others to join them during several marches that eventually won us Independence.
Here are some songs for you to boost your self-confidence
- Maa Tujhe Salaam – AR Rehman
- Ab Tumhare Hawale Vatan Sathiyon – Haqeeqat
- Bharat Ka Rahnewala Hoon – Purab Aur Pachhim
- Chitthi Aai Hai – Naam
- Mere Desh Ki Dharti – Upkar
- Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawanon Ka – Naya Daur
- Ae Mere Wattan Ke Logo – Lata Mangeshkar Live In England
- Vande Mataram – Anand Math
- Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna – Shaheed
- Jahan Dal Dal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya – Sikander-E-Azam
Saregama’s musical gifts for an independent you
There is nothing better than putting on the music after a stressful day at work, while traveling or while working out in the Gym. After all, we all need a little motivation. In the right spirit of celebrating your independence by supporting your favorite artists, you can choose from an extensive range of music.
Whether you want to listen to evergreen songs of Kishoreda or cause a dance riot on the floor with Whistle Baja song from Heropanti or go graba with Dholida song from Gangubai Kathiawadi, you will find a huge collection of songs. Do you want to live the bygone era, and relive the golden memories then the Geetmaala collection is for you. You can select from 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or even 2000’s songs. If you are a fan of folk songs, Saregma offers regional film songs such as Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Gujrathi, and more.
Want to indulge in some awe-inspiring dialogues like Jhuke ka nai sala? You can unlock a series of dialogues available on Saregama. You can gift your parents some devotional bhajans and mantras and give them the best morning they deserve.
We understand that the “independent you” often keeps busy and arrive home late. How about surprising your kids with stories and rhymes to help them sleep? You can introduce a new way of learning to your kids through Musical Math and other learning programs. The music store offers a bundle of genres such as Classical, Ghazals, Remix, and more.
This Independence Day, if you want to listen to some patriotic speeches and recitations of our great freedom fighters like Mahatama Gandhi, Music Store is a must-visit space on Saregama. It is also the perfect space for those who want to listen to folk music, handed down from generation to generation.
Go back in time with the retro looks of the Carvaan digital music player. It is a portable device that comes loaded with 5,000 evergreen songs, 130+ stations, and FM station. The device is available in two variants, Porcelain White and Cherrywood Red. Carry your mini player wherever you like as is battery-powered.
Since we are part of a multicultural country, the player is designed to cater to the diverse musical needs of our Indians. It is available in regional languages too. Select from its rich collection of languages.
Some interesting features of the Carvaan music player:
- 1-Year Warranty
- Doorstep after-sales service*
- 9:00 am to 9:00 PM helpline
Here are some other Carvaan products:
India is known for its music and its various forms right from classical Indian music to Carnatic and from bandish to Indian rock. Listen to the old melodies and hum with some of India’s greatest artists – Lata Mangeshkar, R. D. Burman, Gulzar, and other musical geniuses. Recreate your old memories with Caravan Premium Hindi which comes with 52 additional stations. Now you are free to create your own playlist with app support. With this app you can view the 5,000 songs and select the one that sets your mood right. If you want more, Caravan 2.0 Gold Hindi is for you which is a perfect blend of old songs, daily updated podcast stations, religious books, kids rhymes, travel, food, health, and more. Go down the memory lane with none other than Ji haan dosto – Ameem Sayani as he plays hits of the past for you.
Do you want to pack music and gift it to your loved ones? Just follow these steps:
- Enter details of your loved ones
- Select occasion and song
- Enter the date and time
- Send the songs via WhatsApp or SMS
Its super compact and sleek design makes it easy to carry outdoors too. A cuppa coffee, 351 Hindi songs, and headphones can be a perfect start to a lazy weekend. You can also tune into FM/Am radio with a mini player. You can reminisce the decade-old songs by listening to legendary singers such as Asha Bhosle and Mohd. Rafi. So, out of the nine colours, which one is yours?
With Carvaan Mobile, music is just a click away. It is a feature phone with 2500 mh battery, a dual sim slot that will arrive with 1,500 pre-loaded songs. With this feature keypad phone you can click pictures, record videos, play music, or entertain yourself with games.
Choose between Soundbar with Karaoke, Saregama Carvaan Musicbar without Subwoofer, and Saregama Carvaan Musicbar with Subwoofer. Turn your neighbours green with envy by bringing home this Soundbar unless they bring it home before you do. It comes with 1000 hits and you can play any song from any source. Connect it to a TV or mobile or tablet and you are ready to sing along with surround sound. The soundbar comes with powerful speakers and a subwoofer to let you enjoy the deep bass sound. You can simply mount it on the wall, set it up on the table, and treat yourself to a royal cinematic experience. The Karaoke comes with two wireless mics and amazing fun.
Artist partner program
Do people often praise your vocal skills or do you regret not turning your musical talent into your profession? Say no more! Saregama brings you once in a lifetime opportunity to find the right audience and exposure. You can upload your musical feat here. If you are selected, your entries will be launched on the Saregama Open-Stage YouTube channel!
Now is the changce to be the next Ranu Mondal, Bhuban Badyakar or Shalini Dubey, the Pasoori girl!
We have set the stage for you, all you have to do is participate!
What’s in it for you?
- Bask in the glory of glamourous limelight, and earn 10% revenue from your video for a lifetime.
- Cross 5 Lac views in 3 months from the date of launch to get re-launched on the Saregama Music YouTube channel and unlock additional 10% revenue from your video for a lifetime.
Hope you have found a pick from this list that vibes with you. Whether you want to hum the songs of the past, listen to the new hits, or perform a live concert with Karaoke, Saregama is your go-to store. You may belong to any state, we have the right song for you. Select from the plethora of regional and folk song collections.
You can even pick a perfect gift. Carvaan Mini with 300 Ganesh devotional songs for your mom, Carvaan Karaoke Musicbar for your partner, Carvaan Hindi for your dad who loves to live the black and white era, or Rhymes and Stories for your kids, Saragama has it all!
India’s musical journey from Gramophones to CDs and online music stores has been fascinating. The technology will keep evolving, the music will live forever and continue to influence people. Saregama too, will keep up with the pace and bring you the best! So, this Independence Day, celebrate with music of freedom and expression. From patriotic songs to new hip-hop, unlock your entertainment.