Itanagar, April 15: The video of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu singing the popular Hindi song “Yeh Dosti” from the iconic Bollywood movie “Sholay” has gone viral on social media. The video was captured during a recent function in the state, where the chief minister was invited as the guest of honor.
In the video, Pema Khandu is seen singing the famous lyrics, “Yeh Dosti hum nahi todenge” (We will not break this friendship).
The chief minister’s love for music is well-known in the state. He often sings at public events and gatherings and is known to be a big fan of Hindi film songs. In fact, he had previously shared a video of himself singing the patriotic song “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo” on social media.
Pema Khandu is one of the youngest chief ministers in the country, having taken charge of Arunachal Pradesh in 2016 at the age of 37. He belongs to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been credited with bringing stability and development to the northeastern state.
Under his leadership, the state has seen significant progress in various sectors, including infrastructure, healthcare, education, and tourism. In 2019, Arunachal Pradesh has declared the best-performing state in the small state category in the “Ease of Doing Business” rankings released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.
Apart from his political work, Pema Khandu is also known for his love of adventure sports. He has participated in several trekking and mountaineering expeditions, including an expedition to Mount Everest Base Camp.
The chief minister’s impromptu rendition of “Yeh Dosti” has won him praise and admiration from people across the country. Social media has been flooded with comments lauding his love for music and his easy-going nature.
In a world where politicians are often seen as aloof and disconnected from the common people, Pema Khandu’s love for music and his willingness to share it with the public is a refreshing change. It shows that leaders can connect with people on a more personal level and that music can be a unifying force that transcends the boundaries of language and culture.