Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jana Gana Mana - the Goosebumps song

If you've lived in India, you've perhaps heard this on the Republic Day, Independence Day, school morning assemblies, and in cinema halls before starting of a movie. And when this song begins to play, you've surely seen people stand up in attention, leaving whatever they're doing and observing silence, their way of paying respect to their national anthem, the Indian National Anthem.
Every morning of my school life I've heard this great song composed and scored by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and sung by millions of school children across the country. I have sung along too and never ever has it happened that I haven't felt this surge of blood in my vein, that for those 52 seconds makes me feel an integral part of this nation. There's nothing else I can think of, nothing else I want to think of when national anthem is sung, even just the music itself is enough to take me back to those school days where every morning was filled with this renewed vigor while singing this song that very soon I will grow up and become successful and do something for myself, my family, my friends and my nation.

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