As India celebrates its 75th Independence Day of India, year-wide celebrations have already started with members of the diaspora community urged to participate and be a part of this Rashtra Gaan record.
The Rashtra Gaan is an initiative of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is aimed at getting maximum number of people to sing the national anthem together, according to a press release from The Indian High Commissioner’s office.
For this purpose, a web portal https://rashtragaan.in has been created where anyone can record and upload their own videos singing the national anthem. A compilation of the uploaded videos of the National Anthem will be shown live on 15th August, 2021.
The steps for singing and uploading the video are as follows:
(i) Open https://rashtragaan.in
(ii) Click on “Proceed” or on the right click at bottom right → (in case of mobile devices)
(iii) Enter your name in the box below the headline “Please enter your name here” and select the correct option in “Your Age Group”, Enter the Country name from where the video is being recorded/uploaded. Then click on “Let’s Sing” or on the right click at bottom right → (in case of mobile devices)
(iv) Align your face to the screen (At this stage the portal may ask for permission to record audio and video from the device being used).
(v) Once the face is aligned, Press on “Record” – The national anthem music will start playing after a countdown from 3 and the text of the national anthem (in Hindi) will be visible for use of those recording a video.
(vi) Once the video has been recorded, there will be an option to listen to the recording before uploading or Restart (this will initiate the process on the portal ab-initio). If the individual is satisfied with the playback of the recording, Press Upload to enable the portal to save the video.
Post upload, community members can download their certificate of participation and share on their social media accounts with hashtag #Rashtragaan.
In related news, due to the current lockdown and social gathering restrictions in Victoria, ‘Flag Hoisting Ceremony on the occasion of 75th Independence Day of India’ will now be celebrated online at 9.00am on Sunday 15th August 2021.
Therefore, keeping everyone’s health and safety into consideration, members of the public are urged to view this program live through our Facebook channel which is: https://www.facebook.com/ConsulateGeneralofIndiaMelbourneAustralia