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Software professionals compose an anthem for Rio Olympics

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RESHMI CHAKRAVORTY
Published Aug 4, 2016, 12:02 am IST
Updated Aug 4, 2016, 7:30 am IST
Two software professionals from Hyderabad have composed a song for athletes who are representing the country at the Rio Olympics.
Aviral and Vassanthi Vukkem
 Aviral and Vassanthi Vukkem

There are many benefits of waking up early in the morning. For musician Aviral too, it proved to be true. One day during his usual morning walk, he came across a story, about Indian athletes preparing for the Olympic games in Rio, Brazil. It was then that Aviral came up with an idea to show his support for the Indian team — he wrote a song, Sone ki Mohar Chahe — Dil ki Zameen.

“I knew what I wanted to do for the team, but the problem was executing it. For the first 15 days alone, I spent time in the parking lot of my office writing the lyrics,” says Aviral, a software professional from the city.

 

He later teamed up with his colleague, Vassanthi Vukkem, to create the video. And before they knew it, the song soon struck the right chord, and the viewers loved it. Within less that a week of uploading it, the video garnered 5,000 views on Facebook. The song talks about what an athlete experiences while representing the country in the Olympics

Talking about the experience, Vassanthi a trained classical carnatic singer and a disciple of Padmashri Dr Shobha Raju says, “Aviral and I met during one of our office’s cultural programs, where he approached me with the idea. It didn’t take me long to make up my mind about working on the song, but the execution took some time.”

 

For Aviral, writing the song and finding a singer was easier than creating the actual video. Echoing Vassanthi’s thoughts he says, “The trouble was with finding the composer and editor. We needed to make sure that the words and the music gelled with each other. That was a rather challenging task.” As the viewership increases with each passing day, the duo hopes to get noticed by the Prime Minister for their initiative.

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