4-Year-Old Esther Hnamte’s Version Of ‘Vande Matram’ Has Gone Viral

Esther Hnamte

Esther Hnamte, a four-year-old girl from Mizoram has left the audience awestruck with her rendition of the national song Vande Mataram which she posted on YouTube. The little girl’s YouTube channel has 69,000 subscribers, the video was uploaded 5 days ago and has gone viral with almost 4.48 lakh views now.

The description of the video said, “Dear brothers and sisters, be proud that you are an Indian. It is a land of love, care, and affection. So lovely the variety in languages, cultures, lifestyle… Let us stand together to be good sons and daughters for our motherland in spite of the diversities.”

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The Chief Minister of  Mizoram Zoramthanga took to his Twitter to praise and share the girl’s video, he wrote, “ Mesmerizing Esther Hnamte, a 4-year-old kid from Lunglei, Mizoram singing “Maa Tujhe Salaam, Vande Mataram.”

In the video, several professional shots have been used, capturing the hills, greenery, and mountains, depicting the beauty of the northeast. Ms. Hnamte can be seen wearing a white shirt and a black skirt while carrying the music video with grace. The video has been improvised by adding the sound of electric guitar and soft rock elements.

The video has won a lot of hearts and has been widely shared on Social Media. Several netizens dropped comments on the video, one of them said, “I am sure this little cute girl must have made even legendary AR Rahman feel proud of his composition…. yet again.” A Twitter user commented, “Lovely. She is a very special kid. God bless her. She is a future star for sure.”

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Musician AR Rahman originally gave the most popular version of the song Vande Matram in a more contemporary style. The chorus of his version Maa Tujhe Salaam is instantly recognised by the masses. He himself praised the Ms. Hnmate’s video, he tweeted, “When you are showered with cuteness and love, Esther (4 years).”

In an interview with East Mojo, the child prodigy’s mother said, “We are very shocked to know that Mr. AR Rahman himself has noticed the video; he is an icon. This cover is a stepping stone for all the Indians, the diverse cultures of India to bring unity to everyone. We are very thankful that people all over India appreciate the video. It is beyond expectation; we want to thank everyone for that.”

Arunima Sharma is an intern with SheThePeople.TV