An Indo-Bhutan cultural cooperation song “Toh Dha Tsoem” -a taste of Bhutan and India released

Indian Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj handed over the DVD to Kheng Sonam Dorji, a recipient of the ICCR’s Distinguished Alumni Award, on 1 July
 

The event was organized as part of the ongoing India@75 Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in Bhutan.

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The Embassy of India in Bhutan, released an Indo-Bhutan cultural cooperation duet song titled “Toh Dha Tsoem”-a taste of Bhutan & India.  Indian Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj handed over the DVD to Kheng Sonam Dorji, a recipient of the ICCR’s Distinguished Alumni Award, on 1 July.

The melodious song was composed by Lhab Tshering from Bhutan and was beautifully sung by Suchetha Satish and Hemlal Darjee.

The press release from Indian Embassy states that Suchetha Satish, a multilingual singer from India, has established the Guinness World Record for singing in 120 languages, at an event held in the Indian Consulate at Dubai last year.

She made the record by singing 120 different songs in 120 languages in seven hours and 20 minutes, which includes a Dzongkha song “Zung Na”.

While Hemlal Darjee is a popular singer from Bhutan, who has sung numerous popular songs which includes Nge Mewang Ku Wog Gay Dho, Sikkim Man Parch & Pangsersho Pang Ge.

Suchetha Satish, 17, said “I have always been interested in learning languages, but my journey of learning songs in multiple languages started off with my first foreign language song, in Japanese, a few years ago followed by Tagalog and Arabic and the number kept increasing.

Suchetha Satish said recently, she also started trying to learn to speak in a couple of different languages.

“The joy and excitement that I see on the faces of native speakers of a language that Iam singing, inspire me to learn more and thus spread more joy to people and where I started learning songs in different languages by the age of nine,” said Suchetha.

She also said that the love and support of the Bhutanese people is unbelievable. “We hope to make it someday to the great country.”

Meanwhile, a song composer, Lhab Tshering said that this song gave us an opportunity to interact with Indian musicians including the guitarist Pema Wangdi Lama.

He said, “It is a true India Bhutan cultural collaboration, and it gives me immense satisfaction.”

Ambassador, Ruchira Kamboj said that the song sung by Hemlal Darjee was deeply appreciated not just here but also by the people of India.

The event was organized as part of the ongoing India@75 Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in Bhutan.