India will celebrate Republic Day 2016 on Tuesday, January 26. As no celebration is complete without songs, there are a number of all-time hit Hindi patriotic songs that perfectly fit your playlist on this special day. In addition to the evergreen hits, some new patriotic songs have come up in recent times as well.
Republic Day marks the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950, making India a sovereign nation. Bollywood has till date created a host of patriotic songs which make all Indians feel proud about being Indian. Here is a compilation of 10 Hindi patriotic songs, both old and new, to celebrate Republic Day 2016.
1) "Maa Tujhe Salam": Sung by A.R. Rahman, this song is set to give you goosebumps. Coupled with Rahman's wonderful voice and his melodious music, you should start the day with this track.
2) "Tu Bhoola Jise": This song from the movie "Airlift" is a slow melodious track and will be extra special for Indians who reside in other countries. It not only makes you proud as an Indian but will also make you homesick.
3) "Mera Rang De Basanti": In the voice of Sonu Nigam and Manmohan Waris, this song is from the movie "The Legend of Bhagat Singh". This soulful track is dedicated to all those heroes who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India.
4) "Rang De Basanti": This song from the movie of the same name will make your feet tap the ground and at the same time will make you feel the true India. Sung by Daler Mehendi, it is a new-age song but an all-time hit.
5) "Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hai": From the movie "Roja", this beautiful patriotic song has been sung by Hariharan.
6) "Dil Diya Hai Jaan Bhi Denge": This is one of the evergreen patriotic songs from the movie "Karma". Mixed with melody and patriotism, this track is a must play on the day.
7) "Aye Mere Waton Ke Logo": In the mesmerising voice of Late Mangeshkar, this song soothes the ear and at the same time makes you feel the pain of those who sacrificed their lives for the country.
8) "Aisa Des Hain Mera": From the movie "Veer Zaara", the song reflects the beauty and diversity of India. It is a soulful track and any true lover of India would love this song.
9) "Des Mere Des": It again highlights the passion and love Indians have for their nation. It is melodious, passionate and worth a listen on this special day.
10) "Yeh Jo Desh Hain Tera": From the movie "Swades", this song will be more special for Indians residing abroad. Listening to this song will make them feel like heading back to their Mother India.