Prime Minister Modi's Collaboration 'Abundance in Millets' Earns Grammy Nomination
The 2024 Grammy Awards have taken an unexpected turn with the nomination of "Abundance in Millets," a song featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sung by the Grammy-winning Indian-American artist Falguni Shah, the track, released on June 16, serves as a testament to the government's commitment to promoting health benefits and wholesome grains.
In a unique recognition, the United Nations designated this year as the International Millet Year, and the song has been chosen to be a part of the global celebration. Interested listeners can find the composition on YouTube, where Falguni Shah's remarkable contribution has secured a nomination in the prestigious Best World Music Performance category at the Grammy Awards.
Sharing her enthusiasm, Falguni Shah posted on her official account, "Our music video for the single 'Abundance in Millets' is now available. A song crafted in collaboration with the honorable Prime Minister, aimed at assisting farmers in cultivating millets and contributing to the global fight against hunger. This year has been designated as International Millet Year."
The collaborative effort behind bringing "Abundance in Millets" to life involved the combined talents of Falguni Shah and Gaurav Shah, along with contributions from Kenya Otieno, Greg Gonzalez, and Soumya Chatterjee. The music video, a visually captivating representation of the song, was skillfully directed by Kenya Otieno.
The nomination of a song featuring a political figure like Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Grammy Awards is a notable occurrence, underlining the global impact of initiatives aimed at agricultural sustainability and combating hunger. "Abundance in Millets" not only highlights the cultural richness of India but also emphasizes the significance of international collaboration in addressing pressing global issues.
Falguni Shah's involvement in this project adds an extra layer of significance, given her previous Grammy-winning achievements and her dedication to using music as a powerful tool for advocacy. The recognition of "Abundance in Millets" at the Grammy Awards is not only a celebration of artistic excellence but also a recognition of the song's role in promoting awareness about sustainable agriculture and nutritional diversity on a global scale.
- PTC PUNJABI