As the name suggests, World famous boyband BTS’s new song Dynamite lit up the charts these last two weeks! Not once but twice, for two consecutive weeks, the song was number. 1 on the BillBoard top 100 charts. The song broke many records with an insane number of views within 24 hours of its release on Youtube and also received the most number of comments, making it the most commented music video in Youtube history! The feat was made possible with the thousands of fans that call themselves “Army”.
Army (or the fans) are known to celebrate their idols' birthdays and achievements with lots of splendour and so it shouldn’t come as a shock when they chose the most heartwarming and sentimental way to celebrate BTS’s leader and rapper, Kim Namjoon or RM’s birthday. RM’s birthday is on 12th September and Indian Fans have decided to start a fundraiser in his honour to collect donations to help start digital night classrooms for the underprivileged in India. The group called “One in an Army Charity Project” have teamed up with Barefoot College, who demystify technology and help bring more efficiency to over 1300 villages in more than 80 countries.
The two have collaborated to bring digital classrooms and schooling to children who cannot attend day time school due to many reasons and especially because of the pandemic. COVID-19 has created havoc in many sectors with education being one of them. Having no access to technology and connectivity, children in rural areas are not able to continue their education and attend schools.
Initially starting with a goal of 5,000 USD, they were able to increase the goal to 9,000 USD. Now, with the increasing success of the campaign and the support of Army around the world, they have increased their goal to 16,000 USD and have already collected 92 per cent of the said goal! Clearly, the project with the hashtag #barefootwithNamjoon is sweeping over the world and proving once again that just like their idols, Army is also as passionate and kindhearted!
The boys also mentioned, in an interview with a leading publication, their gratitude for their Indian fans and expressed their shock over the overwhelmingly positive response that they received. They believe that their new album and most of their work, talk about things like self-love and acceptance and that it could be why they are crossing the boundaries of language and reaching everyone so smoothly. BTS always ensures that they are setting examples to Army and the rest of the world with songs like ‘Epiphany’ and ‘Spring Day’ and so many more.
'Dynamite', which was released in this day and age during a global pandemic, is an upbeat song meant to give hope and happiness. They mentioned that their main goal for the song was to cheer up their fans and to get them energised! They were also deeply touched by the initiative by Indian Army to collect funds to help with the flood relief and promise to consider adding India to their tour locations for the coming years!
We don’t know how many of you are excited, but we surely cannot wait to jam to 'Dynamite' live with Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, J-Hope, RM, V and Suga in the future!