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Ekana Cricket Stadium Resounds with Vande Mataram – United We Stand

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On 29th October 2023 something magical happened at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, India. It was a moment that pulsed with the heartbeat of a united Bharat. The people of India stood shoulder to shoulder to sing Vande Mataram. They did not feel shy or offended to call Bharat their ‘Ma’. Somehow between matches, India united over cricket. Even though it was not Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s Vande Mataram, it was still the song that helped Bharatiyas connect over regional politics, caste-divides, and creed associations.  

Vande Mataram – A Nation’s Song, A Nation’s Heartbeat

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As the Indian cricket team geared up to face England, a powerful surge of patriotism swept through the stadium. The crowd wasn’t just there to witness a cricket match; they were there to sing their hearts out. When the time came, the stadium erupted in a harmonious rendition of A.R. Rahman’s Vande Mataram. This soul-stirring song paid homage to Bharat’s motherland. It made sure that the nation stood united against its erstwhile oppressors, the British.

The video of that moment, shared by proud Bharatiyas on YouTube, captures the true essence of what it means to be Indian. In a world that likes to keep the might of Bharat divided, this crowd sang with unwavering pride and unison. It was not just a show of patriotism, it was a show of unity to the world that watched. Their voices, a symphony of hope and togetherness, echoed from the stadium. The song, inspired by the national song of Bharat, reverberated in every Indian heart.

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Such moments in a cricket stadium remind the world of what it means to be Indian. The song is a showcase of the strength that comes with Unity In Diversity. The lines of A.R. Rahman’s ‘Vande Mataram’ became a powerful symbol of what India looks like when it stands together.

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India went on to bat first and scored 229/9 in their 50 overs. Even though Rohit Sharma was the top scorer with 87 runs, things did not look good for India.

However, England couldn’t withstand the might of Indian bowling and were bowled out for just 129 runs in their 41.3 overs. The Indian bowlers played a vital role in securing India’s 100 run victory.

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However, the victory wasn’t just on the cricket field. It was in the hearts of the thousands who came together at the Ekana Cricket Stadium. Maybe It was in their collective voices singing ‘Vande Mataram’, a melody of unity, pride, and passion that resounded far beyond the boundaries of the stadium. Maybe the victory was a manifestation of the hopes of thousands of Indian cricket lovers. 

This was more than a cricket match; it was a celebration of the spirit that unites a diverse nation. It was a tribute to Bharat Mata that echoes through the soul of every Indian. The crowd that day didn’t just watch a game; they lived the song. They became one with ‘Vande Mataram,’ and in doing so, they reminded the world of the power of unity. May India’s victorious streak continue in the Cricket World Cup. May Indians continue to stand united despite the use of divisive politics in the name of caste, creed, and language.  

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