The Pupil, Saveetha Eco School, Chennai decided to bring in Independence Day differently in 2016 by putting everyone else's trash to good use. The students of the school used empty cans, pencil sharpeners, abandoned water cans and so on to create music. And since it was so close to August 15, they rendered a cover version of Vande Mataram in its most popular version by AR Rahman. For good measure, the kids are even shown using Gandhi's charkha.
The version below is a rocking version of India's national song. Watch out for the improvised guitar solos in this cover.
Want to learn to play Vande Mataram on a flute and hear a great cover version? The video below does both.
Most of the cover versions do not hark back to the original, but are inspired by AR Rahman's interpretation, which was released in 1997 as part of the celebration for 50 years of India's independence. Here's a live version to show you why Rahman's version is so popular. It's just that good.