New Delhi: The 75th Cannes Film Festival has started in France from May 17 and will continue till May 28. It is a matter of great pride that India has emerged with a new energy, vigor and strength in this year's festival. The film festival is special to India in many ways, as India has been officially invited to the 'Country of Honour' at the event. However, this custom has started from this year itself and India has got the first chance. Along with this, the land of Rajasthan has also been colored with moments of pride, because the famous folk artist of Rajasthan, Mame Khan has created history by participating in the festival.
Mame Khan has become the first folk artist to lead an Indian contingent at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Mama appeared on the red carpet in her traditional outfit on Tuesday, seeing that her look and dress are being discussed fiercely. He is the first artist from Rajasthan to have the honor of walking the red carpet. Excited by the honour, politicians from Rajasthan took to the country's own micro-blogging platform, Koo App, to wish Mama, calling it a proud moment for India.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, while congratulating the folk singer of Rangilee Rajasthan, has written that, 'We are proud of honorable Mame Khan ji, the folk singer who has sung the prestigious Cannes Film Festival with the tunes of our colorful Rajasthan. You are the first Indian folk artist to walk the Cannes red carpet. Your achievement means that the world rejoices by listening to the tunes associated with our culture. You have raised the pride of Indianness.
In the next post, you can see that people are not able to stop their feet from shaking their feet on the song of Mama. At the same time, Mama has raised slogans of Vande Mataram in France. Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture, Arjun Ram Meghwal has said, 'It is a matter of pride for all of us to perform at the Cannes Film Festival by famous folk singer and composer Mame Khan ji. As the first folk artist to perform a folk song on the red carpet, Mame Khan enthralled the audience with her singing at the inauguration of the India-Pavilion.
Describing the uniqueness of Rajasthani folk music, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla while congratulating Mama wrote that, 'Rajasthani folk music has always had a unique identity of its own. By representing at the International Cannes Film Festival, Mame Khan ji has enriched the folk culture of the desert and the Indian art skills. Hearty congratulations and best wishes to Mame Khan ji on this glorious achievement.
At the same time, Rajasthan's BJP leader Diya Kumari says, 'It is a matter of pride for the country and the people of the state to perform folk songs by Rajasthani folk song singer Mame Khan ji at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Mame Khan ji has enriched the folk culture of the desert and the Indian art-skills on the international stage. Hearty congratulations and best wishes to you on this glorious achievement.
Mame Khan belongs to Jaisalmer
Please tell that Mame Khan is a resident of Satt, a small village in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. He comes from the Manganiyar community of Rajasthan. This community is famous for its folk music. Since childhood, Mama grew up in a musical environment. At the age of twelve, he did his first music show at India Gate in Delhi. In Rajasthan, he used to sing along with his father in marriage ceremonies. Mame Khan, who captivates everyone with his melodious voice, has also been awarded the Padma Shri Award.
While India is celebrating its 75th year of independence on one hand, the diplomatic relations between India and France are also completing 75 years in 2022. Moreover, this is also the 75th year of the Cannes Film Festival. Before the start of Cannes, PM Narendra Modi also wished all the celebs and their team who were going to participate there. PM Modi said that it is a coincidence that 75 years of Indo-French relations, 75 years of independence and Cannes Film Festival are being celebrated together.