Odisha all set for Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 this month, Bollywood’s star singer Mika Singh has sung the Odia cheer song ‘Asa Kariba Bobaal’. The song released on the social media handle of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Odisha on the occasion of Diwali yesterday. The song is trending among the people of Odisha.
Hockey is incorporated in the traditional symbolism of Odisha to appeal to the population of the state. This is a song of celebration. According to Susant Mani renowned director, This is a song aimed at creating a wave of interest for hockey,”. This song is popular Bollywood singer Mika Singh’s second Odia song who loved the track of the song and said that the tune was unique, fast and catchy. His debut Odia song is the title song of the film Mental starring Anubhav Mohanty & Barsha.
Nila Madhab Panda, the producer of Odia cheer song, believes that Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 is an arriving moment for Odisha. “It is a great time in the life of every Odia. Odisha will be noticed by the world and we hope to put our best foot forward in welcoming the players, fans, and tourists so that they have an amazing experience here. Moreover, it is a great time for us Odias to cheer, celebrate and revel in the Hockey fever. I am glad that I could be a part of a project that made a contribution in this regard,” he said.
Ollywood singer Lipsa Mahapatra has also sung for this song, the lyrics of which have been written by Sachin Dasburma along with music composition by Goodly Rath.