It is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and what better way to kick it off than with an anthem that literally translates to spreading love? Non-profit organisation Karachi Down Syndrome Program (KDSP) has got a new tune you and your little ones can dance to and learn from called ‘Pyaar Baanto’. The song is in collaboration with artists Natasha Noorani, Ali Hamza, Nafisa Khalid, Bilal Ali and Haroon Shahid.
On Sunday, KDSP released the adorable, upbeat anthem that promotes love, acceptance and inclusion. “This anthem aims to create a society that looks beyond differences and embraces diversity. After all, love multiples when it is shared with others, tou aao humaray sath pyaar baanto! [so come spread love with us].”
The three-minute long video features individuals with Down Syndrome and their cuteness is enough to fill anyone’s heart with joy. Playing with kittens, having a tea party, exploring the arts with paints, hosting a concert, catching bubbles — these are just a few visuals of many in the clip. All of this combined is with the musical backdrop of the voices of five artists singing a song of love with children who have Down Syndrome also chiming in during the chorus.
Penned by Zahid Ali Qureshi, the song promotes a message of togetherness and was produced by Sinnan Fazwani. KDSP is an organisation that advocates the value, acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in our society. “Did you know about one out of every 700 babies born in the world has Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic condition caused by a full, or partial, extra copy of chromosome,” shared KDSP.
‘Pyaar Baanto’ is their second Down Syndrome anthem. The first, ‘Ao Humaray Saath Chalo’, dropped in 2017 on World Down Syndrome Day. It was sung by Hamza and written by Zehra Nigah and featured several celebrities including Bushra Ansari, Sarwat Gilani, Javed Sheikh, Ahsan Khan, Momal Sheikh, Anoushey Ashraf and Sheema Kirmani.
Are you ready to spread some love, energised by ‘Pyaar Baanto’?