‘Slumdog Millioniare’ symbolises young, achieving India: Congress

February 23rd, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Slumdog MillionaireNew Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress party Monday said the Oscar sweep by ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ symbolises young, achieving India.
“We salute the true heroes of achieving India who are at their best in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. It’s a film of India, for India and by India,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters.

Singhvi also said that the achievements of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government along with those of youngsters of India have come to symbolise the young and achieving India.

“We are proud that in the conducive environment of good governance provided by the UPA government India has become achieving India,” he said.

After shining at the Golden Globes and BAFTA, “Slumdog Millionaire”, the Mumbai-based film, swept the 81st Academy awards winning eight Oscars, making the same fairytale journey that its hero had done in the movie.

Indian music maestro A. R. Rahman picked up the awards for his best original score and for also the best original song “Jai ho” from the film with lyrics by Gulzar and Sukhwinder Singh as the lead singer.

Another Indian, Resul Pookutty, shared the Oscar with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke in the sound mixing category for the rags-to-riches film.

Targeting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) without naming it, Singhvi said: “This is a moment of glory, a matter of great pride for us. We have young India touching the heights of glory, based on hard work without any discrimination. While on the other hand we have political parties which want to take us into dark ages with their trait of gimmickry like Rath Yatras.”

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