American actor Mary Millben greets India on I-Day with melodious rendering of National Anthem


Washington, August 15

Mary Millben, a outstanding African-American Hollywood actress and singer, on Saturday greeted Indians on the event of the nation’s 74th Independence Day and joined the digital international celebration with a melodious rendering of the National Anthem. 

“Today marks an vital day in India for the Indian-Americans and Indians all around the world—India’s Independence Day. I wish to ship my heat to President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu and to all of India as you have a good time this 74th Independence Day,” Millben mentioned.

Millben, 38, who’s a Helen Hayes Award nominee, featured the digital leisure performing India’s National Anthem for the 2020 Nudge Forum (international version).

The inaugural discussion board is a 24-hour continuous international platform that includes world leaders and stakeholders coming collectively for India’s improvement and in celebration of India Independence Day.

“Since we are unable to celebrate together today, our hearts can all unite virtually in the spirit of freedom. America and India, the world’s two largest democracies, share the value of freedom,” mentioned Millben, who spent the previous a number of months studying Hindi and getting ready for the National Anthem from an Indian trainer.

“As an American small business owner, I have found India to be a welcoming demographic for global enterprise,” she mentioned.

Millben mentioned she has developed a deep affection for India by her examine of Hindi.

“As an actress/singer in Hollywood, I’ve grown a deep affection for India by my examine of Hindi, my deep immersion into India’s tradition, music and cinema, and a lot extra due to my beloved Hindi coach Dr Moxraj, First Cultural Diplomat and Teacher of Indian Culture on the Embassy of India in Washington, DC,” Millben mentioned.

The US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum has hailed Millben’s efficiency of India’s National anthem for the Nudge Forum.

“Excellent rendition of Jana Gana Mana by Mary Millben on the occasion of India’s Independence Day,” the USISPF mentioned in a tweet.

“Beautiful! Thank you, Mary Millben, for using your gift of music to bring countries and cultures closer together,” the Indiaspora, a high-profile diaspora group of a few of the prime Indian American company executives and leaders, tweeted. 

Millben has carried out for 3 consecutive US Presidents—George W Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump—and featured on the White House, the United States Congress amongst others. PTI



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