Jana Gana Mana

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Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem of India. It was first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress on December 27, 1911. It was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian national anthem on January 24, 1950. The full version of the Anthem and its playing time is approximately 52 seconds.
The codes of conducting National Anthem of India

  1. Should stand up to attention.
  2. Individual’s head should be held high
  3. One should be looking forward.
  4. Mass singing of the National Anthem is to accompany the unfurling of the National Flag.
  5. No parody/distortion of words or music of the National Anthem is allowed.Jana gana mana

Jana Gana Mana Lirics in English

Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he

Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.

Punjab-Sindh-Gujarat-Maratha

Dravida-Utkala-Banga

Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga

Uchchala-Jaladhi-taranga.

Tava shubha name jage,

Tava shubha asisa 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!

The short version of the National Anthem is consisting of the first and last lines. It is also played on certain occasions. The playing time of the short version is about 20 seconds. It follows as:

Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka jaya he
Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he,
Jaya jaya jaya jaya he.

Rendering in English of the anthem

Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
The dispenser of India’s destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind,
Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Odisha and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is
chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India’s destiny.
Victory, victory, victory to thee.

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