African American singer Mary Millben has given her fans a special gift this Diwali. She shared a loving rendition of the Indian classic Om Jai Jagdish Hare.
Actress, media personality, singer, Mary Millben does not shy away from expressing her love for India. And this Diwali has been no exception. This year, Millben went a step further and decided to celebrate the festival too. She donned an Indian attire and gave a special gift to all her Indian fans.
Millben took to her X handle and shared a video captioned, “My favorite time of year has come! Diwali! #India, I look forward to celebrating with you this weekend and officially on November 12th. Happy #Diwali to Indian communities across the world! Take your candle, the light inside of you, and go light the world!! I love you, #Bharat! #Deepavali”
In the video, the actress-singer is seen wearing a traditional orange and pink lehenga, paired with a cream white with golden filigree choli, and Rajasthani jewellery, complete with a mang-teeka and a red bindi. The craggy, mountainous landscape with sparsely forested clusters forms a stunning backdrop against Millben’s festive choice.
The combination of the sleek, modern building and the rough terrain forms a beautiful fusion of old-world charm and modern-day spontaniety. Mary Millben is seen soulfully singing the Hindu religious song, giving her best to convey its magnificence and significance.
This is not her first public declaration of love and respect for the Indian culture. The media personality had previously posted a special video in August, for Indians on their Independence Day, asking them to celebrate the power of togetherness that binds the Indian diversity together.
She also reminded them the actual meaning of the Indian Flag colors but requested them to not forget the wheel in the process, which is the “emblem of progress,” reminding all Indians that their “nation’s destiny” is in their hands. Earlier this year, on June 23, Mary Millben had also performed the Indian National Anthem for Indian PM Narendra Modi and other guests in Washington DC.