April 20, 2019
‘Prothom Vote Banglar Pokkhe’ Trinamool releases new song for first-time voters
After the phenomenal response to Trinamool’s first song for Lok Sabha elections 2019, ‘Maa, Mati, Manush’, the party has released a new song ‘Prothom Vote’ for the first-time voters. The song was released on Saturday April 20 on all social media platforms of the party. The video follows the international lyric format where the animated words appear on screen. It ends with an appeal to vote for Trinamool.
The hook line of the song ‘Tomar Prothom Vote Banglar Pokkhe na Bipokkhe, Decision Nao’ (Take a decision where your first vote will be in favour of Bengal or not) was written by Trinamool Youth Congress National President and MP, Abhishek Banerjee. The rest of lyrics has been written by, and the music composed by Bengali rock sensation, Rupam.
The Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be a significant event in the history of India. At a time when the entire country is torn apart because of hate and violence, in Bengal thrives an atmosphere of peace and harmony. Development, not divisive politics, gets an upper hand in the State – 60 lakh girls have been empowered by Kanyashree. The scheme, along with Utkarsh Bangla and Sabooj Sathi has received international recognition.
On one hand, unemployment is on the rise across the country. And on the other hand, in Bengal, youths are being empowered to become self-dependent through schemes likes Gatidhara. Silicon Valley Hub is coming up at Rajarhat, which will open new avenues of employment generation. Salt Lake Yuva Bharati Stadium has also become the best in the country after FIFA U-17 World Cup.
So, it is time for the first-time voters to ‘take a decision’. Will their vote be in favour of or against Bengal? The decision is completely theirs to make. This song makes it easier for them by putting things in perspective. Let their first-vote (prothom vote) be in favour of peace and progress; let it be in Bengal and India’s favour.
India is a young country. With an average age of 27, it is but natural that the youth of the country will have a decisive say in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Nearly, 5 crore new voters will be exercising their franchise for the first time. Out of these, at least 20 lakh voters are from Bengal.
Trinamool is confident that the song will be able to touch a chord with the young voters (18-22 years) who will cast their -vote (prothom vote). Abhishek Banerjee said, “Over the next one month, we invite the youth of Bengal to engage with this fabulous RAP song in different ways. Through dance, through videos, flash mobs, or just any way they want. Let the creativity of the young generation flow freely.”