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Why is "jana gana mana" our national anthem when it was written in 1911, much before the independence was gained?

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Asked by cyrus irani, 15 Nov '09 12:50 pm
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It is a beautiful verse that symbolises the essence of India its unity in diversity. Nothing better would have suited the country as its national anthem

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Answered by Saj Sierra, 15 Nov '09 01:26 pm

 
  
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This whole poem does not indicate any love for the Motherland but depicts a bleak picture. When you sing Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka, whom are you glorifying? Certainly not the Motherland. Is it God? The poem does not indicate that.

It is time now to understand the original purpose and the implication of this, rather than blindly sing as has been done the past fifty years.

Nehru chose the present national anthem as opposed to Vande Mataram because he thought that it would be easier for the band to play!!! It was an absurd reason but Today for that matter bands have advanced and they can very well play any music. So they can as well play Vande Mataram, which is a far better composition in praise of our dear Motherland India.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 15 Nov '09 12:57 pm

 
  
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Socho mat.gao..aur maze lo..Jan gan man adhinayak jai hey bharat bhagya vidhata..Punjab sindh gujrat marath...dravid utkal gangaa..Vindhya himalaya yamuna ganga uchchal tat.tiranga..Tav shubh ..jage..ashish mange gaye tav jay gatha..Jan gan man mangal dayak jay hey..Bharat bhagya vidhata..Jai hey..Jay hey..jay hey..JAI JAI JAI JAI HEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
Answered by Sakshi, 15 Nov '09 05:57 pm

 
  
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It was originally written by Gurudev in honour of HM King George V's visit to India but was later adapted as our National Anthem.
Answered by anupama kumar, 15 Nov '09 01:02 pm

 
  
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