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National Anthem Of India – Janaganamana – Completes 100 Years Today

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Last updated on January 14, 2017

India celebrate 100 Years of its National Anthem Today

India’s National Anthem is composed by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and first sung at the Kolkata session of Indian National Congress in the year 1911 on December 27th.
After the British rule in the year 1950 it was adopted by the Indian Constitution as its national anthem. 
It should be rendered in 52 seconds.
Here are few videos to watch and listen at this Happy occasion.
India’s National Flag
Rabindranath Tagore Th Great Poet
        Anthem In Bengali Script – the original version
 English Transliteration

নগণমন-অধিনায়ক জয় হে.
পঞ্জাব সিন্ধু গুজরাট মরাঠা
দ্রাবিড় উৎ‍‌কল বঙ্গ
বিন্ধ্য হিমাচল যমুনা গঙ্গা
উচ্ছল জলধি তরঙ্গ
তব শুভ নামে জাগে
তব শুভ আশিস মাগে
গাহে তব জয়গাথা
জনগণমঙ্গলদায়ক জয় হে
জয় হে, জয় হে, জয় হে,
জয় জয় জয়, জয় হে॥

Jana gaṇa mana adhināyaka jaya he
Bhārata bhāgya vidhātā
Pañjāba Sindhu Gujarāṭa Marāṭhā
Drāviḍa Utkala Vaṅga
Vindhya Himāchala Yamunā Gaṅgā
Ucchala jaladhi taraṅga
Tav śubha nāme jāge
Tav śubha āśiṣa māge
Gāhe taba jaya gāthā
Jana gaṇa maṅgala dāyaka jaya he
Bhārata bhāgya vidhāta
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he
Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!

Rabindranath Tagore himself
                   translated it into the English 
Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India’s destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sindh,
and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is
chanted by the waves of the Indian Ocean.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India’s destiny.
victory forever.
Watch the video:

Performed by Various Artists * Musicians Celebrating 
50 yearsof Independence.  Sung with different musical instruments.

Indian National Anthem by AR Rahman and top Indian artists

The TOI, The Hindu,
YouTube, wikipedia.

A Freelance writer from Secunderabad India

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  1. he tune of the National Anthem was not composed by RNT but by Captain Ram Singh Thakuri, of Gorkha origin, which most of the Indians are not aware.

    December 28, 2011
  2. P V Ariel
    P V Ariel

    Thanks Sandeep for the valuable info. Yes, many do not know this.
    Thanks for your valuable time and
    the visit.
    Keep inform
    Best Regards
    P V

    January 26, 2012

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