Today Supreme Court of India ruled that National Anthem will be played in cinemas before screening every movie and all exist will be shut down during it.
Supreme Court Judges said “When the national anthem is played it is imperative for everyone to show honour and respect. It would instill a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism.”
So today we are going to list 5 interesting facts about Indian National Anthem which you may not know.
Facts About Indian National Anthem
1) Myth regarding Jana Gana Mana
Lately it was believed by some people that it was written to praise King George V , who visited India on 30 December 1911. And it was sung on 27th December 1911 at Calcutta session of Indian National Congress . Due to this coincidence it led to this myth.
2) Appeal to remove ” Sindh ” from it
In 2005 there were appeal to remove “Sindh” from National Anthem and to replace it with “Kashmir”, as sindh was no longer part of India after Partition in 1947. The Supreme Court refused to tamper with national anthem and word remains unchanged.
3) Its not necessary to sing National Anthem
There is no provision in Indian law which force anyone to sing the Indian National Anthem,it is not considered disrespectful to the nation or to the anthem if a person choose only to stand up in respectful silence.
4) UNESCO debunked the viral message
Those viral message you get on Independence and Republic day, stating UNESCO has declared our national anthem the best national anthem is a hoax only. The message was so wrong that UNESCO itself debunked it.
5) It was originally in Bengali
Indian National Anthem was originally composed in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore .Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose commissioned a free translation of the national anthem from Sanskritized Bengali to Urdu-Hindi. The translation was written by Captain Abid Ali, composed by Captain Ram Singh Thakur and was called Subah Sukh Chain.