A Sanskrit-language song on masking has been unveiled here today. Organizing a Zoominar, the song titled 'Maskam Dharaya' which translates literally as 'mask on' was unveiled in presence of Nepal's noted songwriters Krishnahari Baral and Dinesh Adhikari.
The music video of the song is uploaded in OSR Digital, the music sharing youtube channel of Nepal. Maskam Dharaya is a song penned by Dr. Bhawani Shankar Bhattarai, directed by Sanket Agasti and collectively sung by seven singers.
The seven singers are Bishwa Nepali, Lochan Bhattarai, Sanket Agasti, Naresh Bhurtel, Bunu Shrestha, Sakshi Agasti and Shrey Agasti. Sanket Agasti has worked on musical section with support from Nagendra Ria on flute and Sanjeeb Subba on guitar.
The music video of the song stars Deepashree Niraula in the lead and five others including Ranu Niraula, Shishir Bhandari, GB Chiran, Riwaj Gautam and Shivangi Chhetri.
According to Avimanyu Avijit, one of the members of the production team of this song, COVID-19 related masking song was a part of series of activities run by Jayatu Sanskritam Nepal, a Sanskrit movement team of Nepali Sanskrit enthusiasts, experts and professionals.
''There are many in Nepal who are interested in Sanskrit literature and music because we have many who understand Sanskrit and love this ancient language which is also the mother of many South Asian languages,'' said Avijit. He added, ''Maskam Dharaya is meant to serve as a catalyst to boost the Sanskrit enthusiasm in Nepal and abroad".
The message delivered by the song is also shared in English subtitles in the video of the song.
Source: National News Agency Nepal