On the occasion of Olympic Day and the countdown marking 30 Days To Go for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) launched the official Theme Song to cheer up Team India in Tokyo, in a glittering launch ceremony, organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The song “Tu thaan ley, ab jeey, ab jeet ko anjaam dey” has been composed by renowned Bollywood singer and composer Mr. Mohit Chauhan and the lyrics are penned by his wife Ms. Prarthna Gahilote. The lyric of the cheer song aims to motivate the Indian athletes, to never miss its target and focus on their goals with grit and determination. With less than a month to go for the Olympic Games to begin on July 23, the song will be an inspiration for the Tokyo bound athletes.
The official Theme Song was launched by the chief guest on the occasion, Hon’ble Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, in the presence of IOA President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta along with Ravi Mittal, Secretary Ministry of Sports, Sandip Pradhan, Director General SAI and Dr. Prem Chand Verma, Deputy Chef De Mission of the Indian contingent.
Launching the Theme Song, Union Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju said, “It is the vision of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji that the entire nation must come together to support and motivate Indian athletes going to Tokyo Olympics. The launch of the official Theme Song today is a step in that direction. The high energy song composed and sung by Mohit Chauhan encapsulates the spirit of every athlete’s dream to bring glory for the country at the highest podium. The Sports Ministry has launched a nation-wide #Cheer4India campaign through various activities like quizzes, selfie points, debates and discussions on Olympics. I urge every Indian to come forward and join in this movement to cheer for India’s top athletes as they put their best to bring glory to India”.
IOA President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra said, “With the launch of the theme song, I want all our athletes to know, this is not only an inspirational song. It is the resonation of 1.4 billion prayers behind you, and I strongly believe that you will give your best and bring glory to our nation”.
Delivering vote of thanks at the launch ceremony, IOA Secretary General, Rajeev Mehta said, “The Theme Song is quite motivating and I hope it will bring a great deal of enthusiasm and energy for athletes to do well at the Games. On behalf of IOA, he thanked Mohit Chauhan for composing the awe-inspiring Theme Song for the Indian Contingent, who are set to represent the country at the Tokyo Olympics. So far athletes from 15 disciplines have qualified for the Olympics and I’m hoping more to join them. In terms of the medal tally, we are excepting a rich count.”, Mr. Mehta concluded.
Rajeev Mehta also expressed his gratefulness to the sponsors of the Indian Olympic team. Edelweiss Group, MPL Sports Foundations are the Principal sponsors of IOA for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Raymond, Nippon Paints, JSW and Amul are the associate sponsors, whereas Inox Group is the Entertainment partner. At the launch event, Mr. Mehta also announced IOA’s partnership with former Indian Badminton player and Chief National coach of the Indian Badminton team, Pullela Gopichand and ‘Dhyana’ Sports to provide a wearable meditation devices for all the athletes and every member of the Indian contingent to Tokyo, to help the athletes keep their minds fit and happy while they are in isolation at the Olympic Village in Tokyo.