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Some say "Saare Jahan Se Achchha " written by Muhammad Iqbal could have been a better national anthem . Do you agree ?

Tags: national anthem, jahan, politics & government
Asked by Josna, 26 Jan '13 12:31 pm
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In fact Jana gana Mana is not in appreciation of our loving motherland and also certain location mentioned therein is not in India .. The best National anthem would have been " Vande Mataram " for sure . hope people will be in my chord .
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 26 Jan '13 12:38 pm

 
  
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Yes this national anthem create ..........our country beautiful name......HINDUSTAAN...........
Answered by ronak zabi, 26 Jan '13 12:36 pm

 
  
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Yes it is secular
it is not religion specific
it is not controversial
and it is truth
Answered by mythsbusted, 26 Jan '13 12:46 pm

 
  
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I would op for vande matram
Answered by iqbal seth, 26 Jan '13 01:07 pm

 
  
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Yes I agree, to me, Jana gana man doesnt connects people as emotionaly as Saare Jahan se Achha can.
Answered by INDER VIG, 26 Jan '13 12:46 pm

 
  
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In my opinion 'Saare Jahan Se' projects a narrow minded feeling. The soul of India is broad minded. In this respect Jana Gana Mana is an apt choice. Though Jana Gana Mana was written as salutation to King George during his visit to India, It no where has any mention of the king's name. Tagore has been very subtle in using indirect words like Jana Gan Man Adhinayaka or Bharata Bhagya Vidhata and thus making these words so general that it need not necessarily mean it salute King George but can be used to refer anybody whom Indian consider as their leader in their mind or who ever control the fate of India. Moreover Jana Gana Mana also projects a beautifully image of India by brings out some of the essence of India like its unity among diversity, its various natural resource like names of rivers that flow through the country and the mountain ranges that protects the nation. These aspects are lacking in Sare Jahan Se. It projects a very narrow minded patriotism which may be good at times ...more
Answered by Shyam, 26 Jan '13 03:55 pm

 
  
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The present one is best
Answered by Annika, 26 Jan '13 04:30 pm

 
  
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Some say but I do not say.
Agar Aisa Hota To Ye Hota ki Theory Me Believe Nahi Karta
Jo Hai Usse DiL Se Apnao
Answered by Raju Seth, 26 Jan '13 02:42 pm

 
  
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Well i m none to decide over such asober topic for me all the petriotic songs holds equally good.....but i m happy that jana gana mana gana is the national anthem and i feel it deserves to be the one too as in it i think the nation's every part has praised equally....and reflects our integrity...!!
Answered by Bhuvana, 26 Jan '13 02:31 pm

 
  
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'Saare Jahaan se Achha, Hund-O-Stan hamaara ... ' is no doubt a song worthy of becoming our National Anthem. But the thing is that it was written by Allama Iqbal, who was instrumental in the creation of Pakistan. He was the first to advocate for a separate country for the Muslims. He convinced Jinnah to lead the Muslim League and demand for a separate country. The name Pakistan was also coined by him.
Therefore how can a song whose lyrics were penned by him, be chosen as India's national anthem.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 26 Jan '13 12:49 pm

 
  
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