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Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye ......

Posted on : 03-10-2018 | Back | Print

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            As part of the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, Azerbaijani singer Tofiq Aliyev sung Mahatma Gandhi's favourite bhajan 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye'.  This was part of the medley version of the Bhajan by artists from over 40 countries launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during the closing ceremony of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Conference in the presence of the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Gutierrez, External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Sushri Uma Bharti and other prominent personalities.


            The famous Gujarati hymn was penned by the 15th century poet Narsimha Mehta and was one of the favourite bhajans of Mahatma Gandhi who included it into the roster of prayers routinely sung before his meetings.




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