As the sun begins setting upon this season’s edition of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, one feature of every match day has been an extremely special beginning with the National Anthem creating a place of pride and connection with the Indian roots of the sport of kabaddi. Each and every performance right from Amitabh Bachchan’s rendition in Mumbai to Sourav Ganguly lighting up Kolkata and then other notable stars like Allu Arjun, Puneeth Rajkumar, Rahul Ram and a host of personalities and performers, has been delivered from the heart and with utmost passion.

Today’s performance by the students of the Bombay Institute for Deaf and Mutes along with child singer Sneha Shankar can only be described as a perfect culmination of passion and talent along with a never seen before aspect – the children enacted the National Anthem through sign language. As the stadium sang, everyone was captivated with the representation of the National Anthem through sign language which only increased the sense of patriotism present in the stadium.