Salim-Sulaiman dedicates song to Jawans, PM Modi lauds


As India celebrates 71st Independence Day today, the noted music composer duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have dedicated a heartfelt song to the soldiers of our country.

The song titled, ‘Mera Desh Hi Mera Dharam’ was released on August 15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his social media account and heaved praise on Salim and Sulaiman Bhai.

Taking to Twitter, the PM wrote, “Lovely rendition @salim_merchant Bhai and @Sulaiman Bhai. You convey a very strong message through the video. #MeraDeshHiDharam.”

Talking about the idea behind the song, Salim told ANI, “A few months back, we met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who suggested we should make a song for the country to celebrate the 70th Independence Day. We really liked the suggestion and decided to release the song on August 15.”

“We dedicate the song to the jawans who happily sacrifice their lives for the sake of their nation. With this feeling and emotion, Sulaiman and I created this song. The lyrics that have been penned down by Sandeep Srivastava also express the same sentiment,” he added.

Sulaiman, on the other hand, said, “It’s been 70 years of Independence, and most of the songs are made for the country but it has never happened that a song has been made for the jawans. We are independent because of our army.”