Tokyo Olympics: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launches official Team India cheer song

The video also consists of some throwback moments from India's Olympics history.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 15 July 2021 1:08 am

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur has launched Team India's official cheer song 'Hindustani Way' for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The song has been composed by Grammy Award winner AR Rahman and sung by young singer Ananya Birla. The song was released on July 14 by the sports minister ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, which is scheduled to commence from July 23.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launched the official song in presence of IOA President Narinder Batra, Rajeev Mehta (IOA secretary) and MoS for home, Youth affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik. The event was live streamed on Team India and SAI. The song was also posted by Ananya on her official Youtube channel.

Check out the song here: 

“All of us are really excited to have made this special song and hope our athletes can feel the entire nation rooting for them, the Hindustani way, when they hear it. It was a pleasure working with Ananya on this project and we hope to convey all our support and best wishes to Team India through it! Jai Hind,” AR Rahman, said.

It is a true honour to sing a song to cheer our Indian Olympic contingent: Ananya Birla

Meanwhile,  Ananya said, “It is a true honour to write and sing a song to cheer our Indian Olympic contingent at Tokyo 2020. The grit and fortitude of the Indian Olympic team in the face of such a challenging year is inspiring.”

“It was surreal to have had the opportunity to collaborate with my role model, AR sir on such a prestigious project, from whom I have learnt so much. We are here cheering, the Hindustani Way,” she added.

The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8. The event was scheduled to be held last year, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.