Namitha Melaka, a Koraput tribal singing sensation, records the National Anthem for the upcoming FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in a studio in Mumbai (HWC). Odisha is hosting the HWC in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.
A brief about Odisha Girl Namita Melaka To Sing World Cup Hockey Anthem:
Melaka, who is from the Koraput district’s Bandhugaon area, rose to fame overnight after her songs went viral online and were well received. She performs in the languages of Kui, Odia, and Hindi.
In order to record the National Anthem for the Hockey World Cup, Melaka is in Mumbai with her father. Her supporters from all around the nation have been congratulating her on her most recent accomplishment and sending her well wishes.
Unbeknownst to herself, this 17-year-old from the isolated Chintaguda hamlet in the Koraput district would one day have the opportunity to represent Odisha on the international stage thanks to the video of a song she had performed during COVID-19. The men’s hockey World Cup will be hosted in the state capital and Rourkela next month, and Rama Devi Women’s University student Namita Melanka is a member of the choir that will perform the tournament’s national anthem.
Namita performed the anthem composed by Bollywood singer Pritam at the World Cup inauguration event on January 11, 2023, at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, and at the city festival in Bhubaneswar on January 17. On Friday, she recorded her part of the hymn in a Mumbai studio.
The offer came as a complete surprise to Namita, who is thrilled to have the opportunity to sing with Bollywood royalty and be a part of such a massive event.
Namita is the youngest of six sisters and comes from a family of marginal farmers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, her video of Neha Kakkar’s ‘Mile Ho Tum Humko’ went viral on social media, making her an internet sensation. She has no formal singing training. Her instructors, friends, and parents used to support her when they heard her sing. She is currently interested in pursuing a singing career. Namita has also performed a few songs in Odia and her native Kui language.