• 74th Republic Day: Check out these interesting facts about the national anthem "Jana Gana Mana"

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    74th Republic Day: Check out these interesting facts about the national anthem "Jana Gana Mana"

    The national anthem of India is claimed to have been performed for the first time at the Indian National Congress meeting in Calcutta in...

    Digital Desk: The 74th Republic Day celebrations in India have already gotten off to a fierce start, filled with patriotism. India's adoption of its constitution on January 26 makes it one of its honoured dates. On this occasion, a big celebration will take place on New Delhi's Kartavya Path.

    A number of new events are scheduled for the celebration this year. Every year, spectacular military and cultural pageants are staged in New Delhi. Months of preparation go into putting on a spectacular event. The National Anthem of India was adopted on January 24, 1950, making today notable for a reason.

    "Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata" was the name of the song's original Bengali composition by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

    The entire song comprises five stanzas and was originally written in Bengali. Margaret, the wife of Besant Theosophical College's former president and poet James H. Cousins, wrote the musical notations for our national anthem's English translation.

    The national anthem of India is claimed to have been performed for the first time at the Indian National Congress meeting in Calcutta in December 1911.

    On September 11, 1942, at the German-Indian Society meeting, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose referred to it for the first time as the "national anthem." However, it was formally adopted as the national anthem in 1950.

    There is also a Hindi-Urdu version, "Subh Sukh Chain," by Captain Abid Hasan Safrani.

    It's interesting to note that Rabindranath Tagore was also the author of Bangladesh's national anthem.