India’s first Raw Star Rituraj Mohanty feels honoured to lend his voice for the Odia version of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan song – Hasna Mera Kaam.
Composed by noted music director Salim-Sulaiman, the Odia version of the song ‘Hasiba mo kama, hasaiba mo kama, hasiki dekhei dia’ describes the importance of keeping the surrounding clean, eradicating open defecation and educating people about healthy sanitation practices.
Rituraj narrates the incident, “I was really happy on hearing that I was going to be a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. I recorded the song in 30 minutes flat!”
The song, which Rituraj sang in Odia language, holds a special place in his heart. He says, “This song is special to me because it has a beautiful message and I have sung it in my mother tongue. Pratichee Mohapatra has also sung with me.”
When asked what the message is, he replies, “The message is to keep our India clean, by eradicating the habit of open defecation in India, replacing the insanitary toilets into pour flush toilets and removing the system of manual scavenging. It also attempts at educating people about healthy sanitation practices by bringing behavioral changes in them. To link people with the programmes of sanitation and public health in order to generate public awareness.”
Rituraj Mohanty, who has sung in films, including ‘Teraa Surroor’, ‘Bangistan’ and ‘Bhoothnath Returns’, has dedicated the song to the Prime Minister. “Apart from the people of India, this song is also dedicated to Narendra Modi because Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is his journey and I strongly support him.”
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