Sidhu Moosewala’s ‘295’ song played at pre-closing ceremony of Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022

More than 4500 players from 72 countries participated in the Commonwealth Games 2022 and Australia topped the medal tally. With 61 medals, India finished fourth in the medal tally, but the closing ceremony of the competition saw a smattering of Punjabi songs. From ‘Apache Indian’, Punjab singer Sidhu Moosewala’s song ‘295’ was also included in the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

A video of the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games is also going viral on social media, in which Sidhu Moosewala’s song ‘295’ can be heard. The video was posted by Birmingham MP Preet Kaur Gill on Twitter.

Although the late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala is no more with us, his legacy is still alive. His songs are being played on the loop ever since he died.

Indian-origin Steven Kapur, a singer-songwriter and a reggae DJ, popularly known as ‘Apache Indian’ delivered a power-packed performance, belting out chartbusters ‘Boom shack-a-lak’, ‘Pass the dutchie’ and ‘Red red wine’ to celebrate sound system culture of the city.

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Boxer Nikhat Zareen and table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal were the flag bearers of India for India at the closing ceremony. As soon as both of them reached the stage, the song ‘Mundaya To Bach Ke Rahe’ started playing and the ‘Lions of Punjab’ group gave their dance performance. The history of this dance group of Midland is more than 85 years old.

India has won 61 medals this time and the contribution of Haryana-Punjab players is very high. This time 12 players from India participated in wrestling and all won medals. Most of these players were from Haryana and Punjab. Apart from this, players of Punjab-Haryana also played an important role in getting medals in sports like boxing and hockey.

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