India's National Anthem is best in the world: UNESCO
- New Delhi, SVM News, September 25, 2008: UNESCO announces that the
Indian national Anthem "Jana Gana Mana ...." is the best National
Anthem in the world.
Jana Gana Mana was written in Sanskritised Bengali, it is the first
of five stanzas of a Brahmo hymn composed and scored by Nobel
laureate Rebinder Nath Tagore.
It was first sung at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National
Congress, on 27 December 1911. The Constituent Assembly officially
adopted this song as the Indian National Anthem on 24 January 1950.
The music for the current version is said to be derived from a
composition for the song by Ramsing Thakur, although some dispute
A formal rendition of Jana Gana Mana takes about forty-eight to
INDIA'S NATIONAL ANTHEM
Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He
Bharata Bhagya Vidhata
Punjaba Sindhu Gujaratha Marata
Dravida Utkala Banga
Vindhya Himachala Yamuna Ganga
Ucchala Jaladhy Taranga
Tava Subha Name Jage
Tava Subha Ashisha Mage
Gahe Tava Jaya Gatha
Jana Gana Mangala Dayaka Jaya He
Bharata Bhagya Vidhata
Jaya He Jaya He Jaya He
Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya He
(by Paul Ciniraj Mohamed, A humble Indian, but proud of being an
- I searched in UNESCO website before forwarding this to any one else
but couldn't find any info about this news.
According to this story, UNESCO (United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization), has announced that the Indian
National Anthem is the best in the world.
Claims that UNESCO has chosen the Indian National Anthem as the best
in the world appear to be unfounded
The story is currently circulating via email, and has also been posted
to many blogs and forums, especially those that target an Indian audience.
However, I could not find any evidence whatsoever that confirms the
rather fanciful claim in the message. There is nothing about such an
announcement on the UNESCO website, nor are there any credible news
reports that back up the claim in any way. If such an announcement was
true, it seems very likely that it would have been widely reported -
and one would suspect, hotly debated - in media outlets both in India
and around the world.
Thus, it seems apparent that the story is no more than another
pointless Internet rumour with no basis in fact.
As its name suggests, UNESCO conducts very important work on an
international scale in the spheres of education, science and culture.
Therefore, it seems extremely unlikely that UNESCO would waste its
valuable time and resources on the rather frivolous, and ultimately
meaningless, exercise of nominating the world's best national anthem.
And, in any case, even if an organization did choose a particular
country's anthem as the best in the world, it is doubtful that the
choice would be given much credence by nations other than the supposed
"winner". Just how "good" a particular national anthem might be
considered is an extremely subjective matter. Quite understandably,
patriots in many nations are apt to view their own anthem as "the
best" and are unlikely to be swayed from this opinion by even an
organization as prestigious as UNESCO.
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> New Delhi, SVM News, September 25, 2008: UNESCO announces that the
> Indian national Anthem "Jana Gana Mana ...." is the best National
> Anthem in the world.
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