Melancholy (song)

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"Melancholy" (Nepali: मिलानकोली) is an environmentally-themed song sung by 365 Nepali artists.[1] This song was intended to promote an environmental message by breaking the Guinness World Records for "Most Vocal Solos in a Song Recording", which it successfully did.[2] It was written, music composed and directed by environmentalist Nipesh Dhaka.[citation needed] The song was recorded as a single on 19 May 2016. The recording sessions were inaugurated by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli at 8 am and continued until 6 pm. The song was released on 2 September 2017 by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Army Officer's Club, Kathmandu.[3]

"Melancholy"
Directed byNipesh Dhaka
Produced byLaxmi Chapagain
StarringMadhav Prasad Ghimire and 364 others, see list below
Distributed byGreen House Creation
Release dates
Running time
33 minutes 49 seconds
LanguageNepali
BudgetApprox. रू10 Million (including documentary)[not verified in body]

Background and conceptEdit

Nipesh Dhaka was involved in a variety of environmental research, as well as producing documentaries, including Himalaya Calls (2015), Melancholy (2017), and Rodhan(2017). He visited almost  districts of Nepal, and studied the environmental changes in different geological and ecological regions, and how they affected various communities.[3][failed verification] He also recorded a song by 206 Nepali artists in different studios of Nepal and Mumbai, including Udit Narayan Jha, Madan Krishna Shrestha, Hari Bansha Acharya, Prem Dhoj Pradhan, Vijaya Lama, Dr. Bhola Rijal, Sambhujeet Baskota and Rajesh Payal Rai. At that time he devised the concept for "Melancholy", with 365 artists collaborating on a single day.[citation needed]

The slogan of the song was "Raise Voice, Save Earth". The event was conducted to break the Guinness World Records of "Most Vocal Solos in a Song Recording" and use this to promote awareness of environmental conservation issues. The song was recorded at Radio Nepal[1] by Prakash Kharel. On 1 February 2018, the song was certified by Guinness World Records.[2]

DocumentaryEdit

 
Raute livelihood, Aacham

The documentary Melancholy is based on environmental research studies of all geographical regions of Nepal from 2013 to 2018. The documentary explores how human beings are affecting natural resources. It also addresses global environmental problems, such as declining biodiversity, global warming, and climate change, by examining sustainable development from Nepal's point of view.[4] The 80 minute documentary discusses the nature of the ecosystem, and considers equality, equity, dignity, culture, and social impacts of environmental change. It has been shown in many schools, colleges, clubs, mother groups, communities, and societies in Nepal, and has raised funds for 83 Chepang children of Jaldevi Primary School, Rorang Village, Dhading District. It has also been screened at international conferences and film festivals.[5]

Guinness World Record achievementEdit

 
Ceremony at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground where the 365 Nepalese artists were presented with the Guinness World Record certificates

All 365 singers along with campaign coordinators, organizers, technicians, and volunteers were awarded Guinness World Records certificates for "Most Vocal Solos in a Song Recording", in collaboration with Nepal's Sustainable Environmental and Ecosystem Management (SEEM). This was done at a ceremony on 11 October 2018 at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, in the presence Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, veteran scholar Satya Mohan Joshi, and senior singer Prem Dhoj Pradhan.[citation needed]

ArtistsEdit

The soloists in order of group appearance were:[6]

  1. Madhav Prasad Ghimire (national poet of Nepal)

Group A: Natural resourcesEdit

  1. Nipesh DHAKA
  2. Lochan Bhattarai
  3. Meera Rana
  4. Satya Raj Acharya
  5. Sworup Raj Acharya
  6. Sangeeta Rana Pradhan
  7. Prem Pariyar
  8. Manoj Raj Siwakoti
  9. Menuka Poudel
  10. Chandi Prasad Kafle
  11. Anand Karki
  12. Hemant Sharma
  13. Bhupendra Rayamaji

Group B: AgricultureEdit

  1. Deepak Jangam
  2. Kiran Kandel
  3. Parbisha Adhikari
  4. Munna Gurung
  5. Sunita Karki
  6. Sahima Shrestha
  7. Satya Kala Rai
  8. Samjhana Oli
  9. Jhuma Limbu
  10. Jonisha Poudel
  11. Bishwa Nepali
  12. Sarita Shahi
  13. Rejina Rimal
  14. Ajaya Adhikari Sushil
  15. Bhabin Dhungana
  16. Anuska Pathak

Group C: Soil and lifeEdit

  1. Pradep Basel
  2. CD Vijaya Adhikari
  3. Narayan Babu Koirala
  4. Bhugol Dahal
  5. Manisha Rai
  6. Menuka Rai
  7. Shantim Koirala
  8. Keshab Adhikari
  9. Krishna Bashyal
  10. Juna Prasai
  11. Bhimsen Subedi
  12. Kanchan Thalang
  13. Parbin Thung Rai
  14. Ganga Dhar Parajuli
  15. Yogendra Upadhayaya

Group D: Mine and industriesEdit

  1. Mahesh Khadka
  2. Mechu Dhimal
  3. Sudam Thapa
  4. Sindhu Malla
  5. B.B. Anuragi
  6. Prashamsa Shrestha
  7. Prashna Sakya
  8. Aarati Thapa
  9. Manisha Pokharel
  10. Hari Lamsal
  11. Mahendra Dahal
  12. Bidhan Shrestha
  13. Swechhya Thakuri
  14. Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal
  15. Rajan Raj Shiwakoti

Group E: Watershed areaEdit

  1. Anil Poudel
  2. Anu Dhakal
  3. Sudesh Subedi
  4. Bidhata Singh Bhattarai
  5. Milan Amatya
  6. Rai Nabin
  7. Bimala Bhusal
  8. Rabindra Rai
  9. Itu Jojiju
  10. Rambhakta Jojiju
  11. Shiva Chaudhary
  12. Rukman Limbu
  13. Suresh Lama
  14. Jaljala Pariyar
  15. Deepak Limbu
  16. Bishhnu Chemjong

Group F: FarmerEdit

  1. Om Bikram Bista
  2. Sashi Rawal
  3. Shyam Maharjan
  4. Radha Rai
  5. Suren Chand
  6. Aakanshya Basyal
  7. Pushpan Pradhan
  8. Anil Shahi
  9. Shankar Thapa
  10. Shreya Sotang
  11. Sunil Singh Thakuri
  12. Bishal Atreya
  13. Kankaist Rai
  14. Ciney Gurung
  15. Dharmendra Sewan

Group G: Renewable energyEdit

  1. Bharat Sitaula
  2. Sitaram Pokharel
  3. Kabita Vishwakarma
  4. Saru Gautam
  5. Durga Pariyar
  6. Santosh Shrestha
  7. Narayan Oli
  8. Rita K. C.
  9. Rajeev Lohani
  10. Apsara Ghimire
  11. Kobid Bajracharya
  12. Tika Devi Parsain
  13. Prahlad Timilsina
  14. Smita Ghimire

Group H: Diet and qualityEdit

  1. Rekha Shah
  2. Susan Samsohang
  3. Hari Gurung
  4. Parjeet Lama
  5. Pabitra Ghimire
  6. Puja Pariyar
  7. Bijesh Poudel
  8. Uttam Khadka
  9. Mausami Gurung
  10. Binod Koirala
  11. Suresh Manandhar
  12. Aashish Diyali
  13. Suman Gurung

Group I: HealthEdit

  1. Sachin Singh
  2. Jeevan Kalapremi
  3. Sanjaya Tumrok
  4. Kamal Chhetri
  5. Suraj Thapa
  6. Hari Shankar Chaudhary
  7. Sunaj Lamsal
  8. Dr. Ranjeet Kumar Jha
  9. Ajar Jangam
  10. Puja Gurung
  11. Sunil Giri
  12. Sweta Upreti

Group J: EcosystemsEdit

  1. Shishir Yogi
  2. Rewat Rai
  3. Urmila Kutu
  4. Ram Chandra Kafle
  5. Junu Rijal Kafle
  6. Suman Sargam
  7. Sunita Pradhan Limbu
  8. Kamala Sapkota
  9. Binod Baniya
  10. Tara Laxam Limbu
  11. Suman Nepali
  12. Kushal Thalang
  13. Prem Raj Poudel
  14. Basanta Sapkota
  15. Ritu Kandel

Group K: Forest ecologyEdit

  1. Chetan Sapkota
  2. Risu Nepali
  3. Laxmi DeviShrestha
  4. Kamala Shrestha
  5. Raj Kumari Thapa
  6. Kishor Kumar Sharma Sedai
  7. Prashuram Rijal
  8. Sanu Tamang
  9. Milan Moktan
  10. Ramesh Raj Bhattarai
  11. Nisha Deshar
  12. Pramod Chandra Prasain
  13. Laxmi Risal
  14. Sanjeev Aale
  15. Tulasi Parajuli
  16. Roj Moktan

Group L: Human rightsEdit

  1. Indira Joshi
  2. Keshav Acharya
  3. Prekshya Lamsal
  4. Jams Pradhan
  5. Deepa Lama
  6. Ramesh Pathak
  7. Bimal Parajuli
  8. Rajesh Kumar Shrestha
  9. Samyog Yogi
  10. Narayan Acharya
  11. Yubraj Chaulagain
  12. Phul Kumar Bamjan
  13. Parvati Karki

Group M: PeaceEdit

  1. Hira Maya Waiba
  2. Devi Rokka
  3. Deep Tuladhar
  4. Fulmaya Darji
  5. Ramesh Sangraula
  6. Sunny Maharjan
  7. Mamata Rai
  8. D. R. Atu
  9. Romi Basnet

Group N: EducationEdit

  1. Komal Oli
  2. Rozan Adhikari
  3. Babul Giri
  4. Tilak Bam Malla
  5. Deepak Sharma
  6. Jhuma Niraula
  7. Dej Raj Poudyal
  8. Smriti Shahi
  9. Sworupa Rasaily
  10. Rajendra Pokhrel
  11. Thaneshwor Gautam
  12. Biju Bajra
  13. Tika Bhandari
  14. Desi Pritam Sherpa
  15. Madan Gopal
  16. Ashok Poudyal

Group O: National PropertyEdit

  1. Bishnu Khatri
  2. Khadga Garbuja
  3. Kamali Kanta Bhetuwal
  4. Sharmila Gurung
  5. Dharma Gandari
  6. Krishna Pariyar
  7. Bharat Nepali
  8. Jeevan Pariyar
  9. Bhanu Bhakta Oli
  10. Purna Kala B.C.
  11. Ramji Khand
  12. Nand Krishna Joshi
  13. Bidhya Timilsina
  14. Bhumika Shah
  15. Ganesh Bhandari

Group P: Rural livelihoodEdit

  1. Pashupati Sharma
  2. Sagar Birahi
  3. Bima Kumari Dura
  4. Jamuna Rana
  5. Tika Pun
  6. Sugam Thapa Magar
  7. Himal Ghale
  8. Manmohan Thapaliya
  9. Samjhana Lamichhane Magar
  10. Dev Raj Ale Magar
  11. Parbati G.C.
  12. Madhusudan Thapa
  13. Khuman Adhikari
  14. Sunita Dulal
  15. Radhika Hamal

Group Q: YouthEdit

  1. Nabin Khadka
  2. Raju Dhakal
  3. Smita Dahal
  4. Sarita Thapa
  5. Narayan Rayamajhi
  6. Devi Gharti Magar
  7. Asha Thapa
  8. Laxmi Neupane
  9. Rosani Rasaili
  10. Puja Sunuwar

Group R: Natural disasterEdit

  1. Babu Bogati
  2. Amrit Bhatta
  3. Babita Manadhar
  4. Shristi Sunar
  5. Bindu Pariyar
  6. Partap Lama
  7. Priya Upreti
  8. Benuka Rai
  9. Rajay Gurung
  10. Krishna Reule
  11. Sushma B.K.
  12. Jhalak Sangraula
  13. Raju Singh
  14. Kala Rai
  15. Yogeshwar Amatya
  16. Aakriti Dangal

Group S: Human settlementEdit

  1. Debash Rai
  2. Shanti Ram Rai
  3. Saru Ban
  4. Paras Mukarung
  5. Reshma Sunwar
  6. Uttam Thapa
  7. Amrit Chhetri
  8. Simant Santosh
  9. Banika Pradhan
  10. Sashi Bikram Thapa
  11. Shyam Kumar Bishwokarma
  12. Bhisan Mukarung
  13. Rhythm Kandel
  14. Sarada Adhikari
  15. Mingma Sherpa
  16. Rakesh Oli

Group T: SocietyEdit

  1. Nirnaya Shrestha
  2. Puskal Sharma
  3. Ruchi Shrestha
  4. Ranjan Adhikari
  5. Rajesh Payal Rai
  6. Jamuna Sanam
  7. Indra R.P.
  8. Sanjana Shrestha
  9. Binod Rai
  10. Araj Keshav
  11. Shambu Baniya
  12. Arjun Kaushal

Group U: Human resourceEdit

  1. Pramod Kharel
  2. Arpana Shrestha
  3. Kishor Lopchan
  4. Pushpa Bohora
  5. Shiva Sangit
  6. Kamal Kiran
  7. Durga Prasad Khanal
  8. Narahari Premi
  9. Bijaya Biswas Rai
  10. Pramod Nirwan
  11. Deepak Baraili
  12. Malika Karki
  13. Prakriti Thalang Limbu
  14. Purusottam Poudel
  15. Krishna B.K.

Group V: NationalismEdit

  1. Gayatri Tripathi
  2. Prajwal Karki
  3. Bhim Limbu
  4. Aagantuk Kharel
  5. Paras Prakash Nepal
  6. Suresh Adhikari
  7. Udesh Shrestha
  8. Om Prakash Rai
  9. Sachin Rai
  10. Subash Chamling
  11. Nimish Kattel
  12. Parkash Saput
  13. Suraj Shahi Thakuri
  14. Rupak Shrestha
  15. Pratap Das
  16. Binay Karki Chhetri

Group W: Ecological cycleEdit

  1. Nispal Adhikari
  2. Prisha Shrestha

Group X: Eco-tourismEdit

  1. Prabhu Raj Dhakal
  2. Sunil Maskey
  3. Bimala Rai
  4. Saru Rai
  5. Ram Sitaula
  6. Govinda Madhur Acharya
  7. Gyanu Rana
  8. Bihani Bishowkarma
  9. Balram Raj Banshi
  10. Bam Bahadur Karki
  11. Vijaya Lama
  12. Ananda Rai
  13. Dhanu Gyangmi Magar
  14. Jasoda Limbu
  15. Ankit Babu Adhikari
  16. Prakash Gurung

Group Y: Climate changeEdit

  1. Himal Sagar
  2. Yam Baral
  3. Narayan Subedi
  4. Madan Century
  5. Shiva Ale
  6. Dr. Ishan Gautam
  7. Hemanta Kanchha Rasaily
  8. Dr.Bhola Rijal
  9. Hari Devi Koirala
  10. Sambhujeet Baskota
  11. Gurudev Kamat
  12. Krishna Bhakta Rai

Group Z: The EarthEdit

  1. Devika Bandana
  2. Durga Dahal
  3. Prakash Katuwal
  4. Shiva Shah
  5. Jaya Devkota
  6. Devendra Babu B.K.
  7. Aashik Prajapati
  8. Miraj Thapa
  9. Kumar Rana
  10. Shuku Ram B.K.
  11. Rakesh Soni
  12. Nirmala K.C.
  13. Bhuwan Prakash Badu
  14. Desh Bhakta Kunwar
  15. Deepak Kumar Shahi
  16. Raju Shah
  17. Biru Lama
  18. Bibee Limbu
  19. Ratna Shrestha
  20. Nil Mani Bhandari
  21. Kiran Pudasaini

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National poet Madhav Prasad Ghimire turns singer". República.
  2. ^ a b "Most vocal solos in a song recording". Guinness World Records.
  3. ^ a b "Nepali house-hold names go for the Guinness World Records". The Kathmandu Post. 29 May 2016.
  4. ^ "सामूहिक गीत गाएर विश्व किर्तिमान [तस्बिरहरुसहित]". Kantipur (in Nepali). 11 October 2018.
  5. ^ Kaski, Aawaj. National Daily News, June 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Melancholy CD Audio & Booklet (24 pages), released on 2 September 2017.

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