The first tweet tagged with the hashtag was in response to the controversy stirred up by Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam on Monday morning. In a series of tweets, he complained about being woken up by the azaan (the morning call to prayer), calling it "forced religiousness."
Then someone tweeted the classic song along with the hashtag:
The song was released in 1988 as part of an effort to promote national integration. It featured renowned singers, musicians and other celebrities from across India singing in a variety of languages.
Blast from the past? Twitterati thought so too:
Still brings a smile on my face whenevr I watch this song. Hope again one day whole India sings this song together #MileSurMeraTumhara— Dr. Majboor Gulati (@fakeer_gulati) April 17, 2017
People slowly started to tweet other such songs as well.
All things, good or bad, emerge from thoughts.— Preeti Sharma Menon (@PreetiSMenon) April 17, 2017
Share good thoughts, share good songs.#MileSurMeraTumhara
Inspired, Bollywood music singer and composer Vishal Dadlani even wrote a song after reading some of the tweets and posted a short clip on Instagram:
Here's what he wrote in a short caption accompanying the post: "May we all rise above petty hatred, and make India great! Jai Hind!"
made stronger by the free flow of religion and culture and ideas and thoughts. More of this, please! #MileSurMeraTumhara— Modern Gypsy (@Modern_Gypsy) April 18, 2017
Here's proof that this Twitter trend is exactly the kind of positivity people need in their lives right now:
after a long time a twitter trend brings a smile to my face. #MileSurMeraTumhara— NoOne (@meha_d) April 17, 2017
Was deeply disturbed by recent happenings..#MileSurMeraTumhara has brought my positivity back.Hope it remains etched in Indian Dna forever.— Md tarique farid (@MTF4U) April 18, 2017
Let this trend fr ever. Let us all pledge to tweet atleast once daily #MileSurMeraTumhara— Bhzd (@zaddistic) April 17, 2017
Finally feeling like doing good on twitter.
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