The Times of India (TOI) unveiled the “Unstoppable India Anthem,” a musical celebration of the unstoppable spirit of India’s youth, showcasing the nation’s rise on the global stage. Composed by Shantanu Moitra, directed by Parasher Baruah, and with lyrics by Tanveer Ghazi, this anthem serves as a testament to India’s vibrant and youthful energy.
At the heart of this anthem is a generation that is propelling India to its rightful place in the world. With a median age of under 28, India boasts an astounding 512 million people below the age of 21, surpassing the population of any country except China. This anthem encapsulates the dynamism and determination of this young population.
The anthem brings together a group of talented young artists who have excelled in their respective fields.
These artists include Aditya Ravidas, Anirban Roy, Ayaan Deshpande, Chotu Khan, Dharavi Rocks, Esther Hnamte, Imnainla Jamir, Rahul Vellal, Sartaj Khan Barna, and Steven Samuel Devassy, each contributing their unique talents to create a symphony of ‘unstoppable India’.
The Unstoppable India Anthem was revealed as the crowning achievement of the TOI’s Unstoppable21 initiative, launched on August 15th this year. This initiative aimed to identify 21 young Indian prodigies under the age of 21 who have made a significant global impact. A distinguished jury selected these young achievers from a wide range of fields, from fine arts to sports to science.
The 21 accomplished young Indians celebrated in the ‘Unstoppable India Anthem’ are:
Aarrav Anil – Winner of 20+ awards in regional & national robotics competitions.
Abhijita Gupta – The world’s youngest writer.
Aditi Swami – Gold medalist at the 2023 World Archery Championships.
Advait Kolarkar – Recognized as the world’s youngest professional painter.
Appalla Saikiran – Entrepreneur who founded Scope, a data platform.
Avani Prashanth – First Indian to win the Queen Sirikit Cup, Asia Pacific amateur ladies golf tournament.
Ayaan Deshpande – Winner of the Golden Key Music Festival in Vienna.
Gukesh D – India’s #1 ranked Chess player.
Haaziq Kazi – Designed a ship model to clean plastics from the ocean, presented it at global forums.
Hemesh Chadalavada – Inventor of AlphaMonitor, a device to assist Alzheimer’s patients.
Kaivalya Vohra – Co-Founder of Zepto.
Karnav Rastogi – Author, a speaker at UNEP and WWF’s National Youth Summit.
Lydian Nadhaswaram – Indian Musician, Winner of CBCS “The World’s best” Reality Show.
Mehul Borad – International Physics Olympiad Gold Medalist.
Namya Joshi – Official Minecraft Student Ambassador, global teacher & national award winner.
Nihal Raj – A Young chef, featured in global shows like ‘Ellen Degeneres’.
Parth Salunkhe – First male Indian archer to win gold (recurve category) of the 2023 Youth World Championships.
R Praggnanandhaa – World’s Fourth youngest chess Grandmaster.
Sharanya Mudundi – Carnatic Musician, recipient of the 2022 Global Child Prodigy award.
Tulasi Hegde – Yakshagana dancer, mentioned in The India Book of Record, International Book of Records.
Shafali Verma – Indian cricketer, the youngest person to play in a Women’s Twenty20 International match for India.
Meanwhile, Imnainla Jamir is also set to perform in North East India Festival (NEIF) which is set to kick off at the iconic September 23rd Park, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from October 27-29.