National Day song in Tamil launched in Singapore

A new National Day song in Tamil, Singapore's fourth official language, has been launched to celebrate the country's 50 years of independence next year. The project leader Logapreyan Renganathan, 42, said he came up with the idea because he wanted to create something new and fresh to celebrate multi-racial Singapore's 50 years of Independence (SG50). According to Renganathan it took a team six months to write the song and produce the music video that brings together 19 young performers and involves a drum set, a lion dance drum, tabla and kompang. The team received a 50,000 Singapore dollar grant from the SG50 Celebration Fund for the project. The composition of Singapore's over 5 million population constitutes Chinese, Malays, and Indians, and Malay, Chinese, Tamil and English are the official languages.