A very Happy 63rd Independance day :)
I jus' got back home an hour ago after the flag hoisting ceremony in my flats , it felt good to see most of them in a white attire or the Indian tri color attire with the flag pinned up enjoying the spirit of this day.
I sang the national anthem after so many months , which earlier used to be an everyday routine when in school and it jus' put me to thought as to how many of us actually know the whole meaning .. well I didn't until I found it in the net this morning
National Anthem Lyrics
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 following is Tagore’s English rendering of the anthem :
Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people, dispenser of India’s destiny. Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind, Gujarat and Maratha, Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal; It echoes in the hills of the Vindyas 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.