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Dr. Benny Prasad releases prayer song in 25 Indian languages

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By EMN Updated: Aug 19, 2020 10:47 pm
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The song features four dialects from Nagaland — Ao, Lotha, Angami and Sumi

Dimapur, Aug. 19 (EMN): Renowned international musician, Dr. Benny Prasad has initiated another unique project where a prayer song ” The Lord’s Prayer” featuring 94 artistes was released in 25 Indian languages.

An update from the DPRO issued on Aug. 19 informed that the prayer song was released on August 14 by the producer himself, Dr Benny Prasad, from Bangalore.

Out of the 25 languages, 13 of them were from the Northeast and four Naga tribes namely Ao, Lotha, Angami and Sumi were featured in Dr. Prasad’s project.

In a telephonic conversation from Bangalore with the DPRO Dimapur, Dr. Benny informed that he started the project on July 9 this year with an objective of expressing worship to God creatively and colourfully with the ethnic identity given to each one by the Creator.

“I also intended to highlight the NE as major portion of India has no clue of NE, and you can notice that out of 25 languages, 13 of them were from the NE Dr. Benny,” maintained.

Further, he expressed  that many people were amazed to learn about the many languages spoken in NE adding,” even though what I showcased was just the tip of the iceberg of the NE.”

Describing the song as complex which was composed by Albert Hay Malotte in 1935, Dr. Prasad mentioned that it was not a cat-walk project. Citing the challenges of his project, he said fitting the syllables of the language to the meter of the tune, making sure that the exact words in the Bible were taken of the respective languages, choosing the right singers from respective states, getting permission for shooting at different churches during the lockdown period, etc. were not an easy task.

Through the project, Prasad  wishes hopes in the lives of people who are undergoing mental suffering and hardships specially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He believes that prayers are invisible and invincible weapon that can help overcome all odds.

Mention can be made that Dr. Benny Prasad holds the Guinness feat of being the fastest person in the world to travel to 245 countries including Antarctica in six years six months and 22 days. He is also the inventor of the world’s First Bongo Guitar.

(EMN)

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By EMN Updated: Aug 19, 2020 10:47:12 pm