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Nepal foreign minister expresses need for an anthem to connect SAARC nations

ANI  |  Kathmandu 

A delegation of artists has proposed a song written by the Indian poet-diplomat to Abhay K which has been sung by various Nepalese artists to be chosen as the formal anthem.

The delegation foreign minister Pandey in Kathmandu.

The minister said that efforts will be made for strengthening the people-to-people relationship between countries.

Meanwhile, foreign minister said that the song has to be presented formally in the upcoming summit before it is approved unanimously as the formal SAARC anthem.

"It is not only one or two, it would be better if we present seven items in SAARC Summit. We are thinking that it could at least offer the flavour of seven countries to the participants. We are thinking to prepare this kind of cultural item. It may be a song or dance or other item. So, we have to make this kind of concept," Pandey said.

Various artists like Sapan Ghimire, Kaka Rai, and Kala Rai have given their voices in the song.

The languages of all the eight SAARC nations, Nepal, India, Maldives, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Pakistan have been used in the proposed SAARC anthem.

First Published: Fri, June 06 2014. 20:07 IST