A.R. Rahman's Theme Song Finalised For CWG
Academy award winner A.R. Rahman's theme song has got official approval for Commonwealth Games.The Group of Ministers who met on Sunday confirmed the reports and maintained that the song will be made public in 10 days.
Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy confirmed, "GoM has finalized the theme song. A.R. Rahman will give final touches and it will be presented before the people in 10 days.”
"The theme song will be the last song of the opening ceremony," Reddy added.
It is also believed that the song will be previewed at 9.45 a.m. on Monday.
An official of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee had quoted on Sunday, "The GoM has finalised the theme song. A preview will be held at 9.45 a.m. tomorrow (Monday) at the banquet hall of the Ashoka Hotel.”
Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy and other Group of Ministers met on Sunday to discuss about the Commonwealth Games after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh intervened to take stock of much-criticised preparations for the mega sporting event.
"The Group of Ministers heard a presentation on the theme song by A.R. Rahman. We discussed the theme song with Shyam Benegal and Bharat Bala, as well as Rahman, and we approved it in principle," Reddy said.
"The theme song generates excitement and gives the right message. The theme song will be released for the people of India in 10 day’s time," he added.
Organising committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi said: "I like the song."
The meeting was also attended by Sports Minister M.S. Gill, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and senior officials of the Central Public Works Department, the Delhi Development Authority and the Public Works Department.