Pak Hindu girl Narodha Malni sings Gayatri Mantra before PM Nawaz Sharif (video)
A Pakistani Hindu girl, Karachi-based singer Narodha Malni, performed Gayatri Mantra in the presence of PM Nawaz Sharif
Sharif attended a Holi celebration program hosted by Hindu community on 15 March in Karachi.
It was announced that a local singer Narodha Malni would flag-off the event with a rendition of Gayatri Mantra.
But no one was prepared for the quality of performance that followed. In a stunning voice and with complete mastery of the sacred chant, Narodha Malni mesmerised in the audience, including the grim-faced PM, who applauded in the end.
Narodha Malni is a trained singer, who usually performs Sufi songs, Sikh and Hindu bhajans. The performance earned her huge praise in Pakistan, with many leaving their appreciative comments on her Facebook page.
She wants to become a playback singer and the visibility the event has brought to her should help in that.
Speaking at the event, Sharif opposed forcible conversion and said he stood commited to protect the rights of minorities.
Sharif has been trying to send out a positive message to Pakistan’s minorities. In January, he had visited a Hindu temple Katas Raj to signal his commitment to minorities.