Indian teen in Dubai sings tribute song on PM Modi's birthday
- Suchetha Satish, 15, sang a song titled "Namo Namo Vishwaguru Bharat"
- The video of the song highlights Narendra Modi's political career and the 'Made In India' campaign
- Suchetha has two world-records to her name and has won the 100 Global Child Prodigy Award
A 15-year-old Indian girl, based in Dubai, has received praise for singing a tribute song titled "Namo Namo Vishwaguru Bharat" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday, a media report said on Thursday.
The song sung by Suchetha Satish, who is a 10th-grade student of Indian High School and also a student of Hindustani classical music, was launched on digital platforms recently, the Khaleej Times reported.
The video of the song highlights Modi's (NaMo, as he is popularly called) political career, emphasises on the 'Made In India' campaign and takes viewers on a journey across India - mountains, rivers, deserts, and various cultural landmarks.
The Prime Minister celebrated his 70th birthday on September 17.
"Ajay Gopal, a Malayalam lyricist and singer, wrote the song, while Sucheta's mother, Sumitha Ayilliath, penned the project in Hindi to suit the original meter and rhythm. Sucheta sang the song and is receiving praise for her voice," the paper reported.
A copy of the song was presented to Dr Aman Puri, Consul-General of India in Dubai, on Thursday. He praised the Indian school girl for her voice, the report said.
"We started thinking about this project a year ago. But once it was written and recorded in Malayalam, it did not take much time to execute it," she said.
"The challenge was when my mother was translating it in Hindi, there was a lot of back and forth and virtual meetings with various people at different locations. This song is a tribute from the Indian diaspora," Suchetha said.
"I have also had the opportunity of being in the UAE National Anthem Team in 2015 when the Indian Prime Minister came to the Emirates. In 2018, I sang at the Dubai Opera before the Indian Prime Minister took to the stage," she added.
Earlier this year, Suchetha won the 100 Global Child Prodigy Award and has two world-records to her name -- singing in most languages (102) during one concert and the longest live singing concert by a child (6 hours and 15 minutes). The 15-year-old has also sung songs in 29 languages to spread awareness for COVID-19.