Do you know your country's National Anthem by heart? Can you sing the Anthem?

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India
December 29, 2009 9:15am CST
I learnt my country India's National Anthem in my childhood itself. I can sing it fully. Do you know your country's National Anthem by heart? Can you sing it fully without forgetting here and there?
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• India
2 Jan 10
Hi Aunty, I learnt our country's National Anthem in my school days itself and i can also sing it fully. Every day in our school assembly after our school prayers are finished we use to sing it, and also during our sports day on practice sessions The band team use to sing it with the drums and flute. It was very pleasant to hear. And also would like to share an incident Which happened in the movie theater. Me along with my school friends had been to a Hindi movie in some theater. It was a SRK movie and the movie name is KKKG. In some school program in abroad the shahrukh son oin the movie sings our national anthem. You know one thing the whole crowd in the theater who was watching the movie stood up. We should always respect our national anthem where ever we are. Have a great day.
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• India
11 Jan 10
That is a great news, which you have given deepa. I hope everybody respects our national anthem like that.
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• India
12 Jan 10
Very happy to read this news Deepa. I feel proud of people who respected our National Anthem.
@olisaur (1931)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I'm from the US. I went to a preparatory school for a couple years in middle school, and we had to sing the national anthem every morning at assembly. I learned it there, and I still know some of it- I mean, I know the tune but sometimes I get the verses mixed up when I try to sing it by myslef, lol.
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• India
30 Dec 09
I am happy to know that you remember the tune well. Then it is easy to learn full National Anthem is it not olisaur? You are a proud citizen of US. Make yourself still prouder by learning your country's National Anthem friend. It is our duty and also our pleasure to learn our own country's National Anthem is it not dear?
@vandana7 (72355)
• India
13 Jan 10
Hi Buchi_bulla, yes I do. But quite recently I learnt that this national anthem that has been written by Rabindranath Tagore was actually in honor of some colonial member who arrived in India around that time! It also makes sense because if you interpret it, "adhi nayak", "bhagya vidhaata", and some other words that seem to refer to an individual rather than any national spirit. Was it psychophancy? But as a poem, if it was psychophancy, it is laughable, isn't it? He sure had his ways of ridiculing. Wish I'd not read that article. :(
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• India
15 Jan 10
Is it so Vandana? I did not know that. Then how come people accepted it as our National Anthem? No resistance was shown, when it was made as our National Anthem.
@vandana7 (72355)
• India
15 Jan 10
I've been trying to locate that article, in vain. :) May be someday I will give you the link. From your interpretation, did you find the poem as something referring to our national spirit, or something that referred to any individual? Tagore's other works such as where the mind is without fear, are definitely nationalistic. Especially the line where he says "into that heaven of freedom my father, let my country awake". But this one is a suspect. Did Tagore compromise? But then, had he not, would he have ended in prison like many other freedom fighters! Or did he do so as he was shielding some other freedom fighters. We will never know. We had good poetry written by Savarkar, but lets be honest, for all that fiery stuff, in the end, he did compromise. And vande mataram was good but for the fact that not everybody could have managed those complicated sanskrit words.
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• India
15 Jan 10
Just now I sang to myself our National Anthem. It looks to some extent as referring to someone. Again it may be referring to our country also. But country is referred to as a lady. Here nayak, vidhaata are referring to man. I am confused Vandana.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
19 Mar 10
Yes, I do. I learnt it as a child. I lived in a different country but I learnt the Indian National anthem at the age of 3...my parents taught it to me at home. I also knew the anthem of the country I lived in. In India, most of the schools sing the national anthem everyday during the assembly ...after every function related to the school. So, the kids are aware of it. My 3 year old knows the national anthem...his rendition is not perfect, of course...but he will learn with practice.
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• India
10 Jul 10
Your parents are to be appreciated for teaching our country's National Anthem and also the National Anthem of the country in which you lived that time.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
11 Jul 10
Besides my parents (who did teach me the national anthem of my country) before I started school, I would also hear the national anthem of the country we lived in ...on television and learnt it. When I started school, both the anthems were a compulsory part of our daily assembly.
• India
11 Jan 10
Not only we IndianS each and every person respects their respecive National Anthems. We have to. Not only that we have to respect other nations National Anthems in the samwe way as we are doing for our nationa ANTHEM. "India is my country. All Indians are my brothers and sisters ........" - Indian National Anthem.
• India
12 Jan 10
Very well said PrashanthGoud. Jaihind.
• India
12 Jan 10
Prasanth,'India is my country. All Indians are my brothers and sisters', is the pledge we take. "Jana Gana" is the national anthem.
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• India
11 Jan 10
Yes, I can sing the national Anthem by heart. I always feel a shiver going up my spine when I hear the national Anthem sung by anybody. I particularly like the national anthem when it is played by the music band of the Army during Independence day and the Republic day. JAI HIND.
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• India
12 Jan 10
True. Even if I miss the whole programme, I promptly attend to watch TV when the National Anthem is played by the Army with their band. Even at home, I stand up that time. Some sort of shivering feeling creeps up over me.
• India
12 Jan 10
This happens to all true Indians.
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@kalav56 (11497)
• India
29 Dec 09
Of course. I know the national anthem of my country and can sing it in proper tune fully by rote. And I would also stand in attention if it is played on the road too.I am fifty three years old and cannot help feeling that I am commiting a crime if I move when the National Anthem is played or sung.
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• India
30 Dec 09
I am really proud of you Kalav56. When National Anthem was played in Indian theatres before, some people used to sit and some used to go out as the movie was over. I use to feel sorry for them. You, in this age also, are paying proper respect to your country's National Anthem. Blessed is the country in which you are born.
@kalav56 (11497)
• India
31 Dec 09
I am proud and blessed to be an Indian Buchibullah. Our country has a great sense of values and I am blessed to be an Indian. As you had rightly pointed out, I too hated it when people walked out of a theatre disregarding the National Anthem.Till date, I cannot sing my School song too, sitting down.
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@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
29 Dec 09
Indian national anthem - our indian national anthem
hi, definitly we should know our nationsl anthem by heart, we should respect our country by singing. yeah, i know fully, even my son knows the song, in their school they teach like the prayer. he will ask if he has any doubts in that. thankyou for the topic, have a good day. NATIONAL ANTHEM OF INDIA Composed by Rabindranath Tagore, the song Jana Gana Mana was first sung on December 27, 1911 at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress. On January 24, 1950, the Constituent Assembly adopted the song as the National Anthem of India.The complete song consists of five stanzas. The first stanza comprises the full version of the National Anthem. " Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He Bharat Bhagya Vidhata Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maratha Dravida Utkala Banga Vindhya Himachal Yamuna Ganga Ucchala Jaladhi Taranga Tubh Shubha Name Jage Tubh Shubha Ashisha Mange Gahe Tubh Jaya Gata Jan Gan Mangaldayak Jay He Bharat Bhagya Vidhata Jaye He! Jaye He! Jaye He! Jaye,Jaye,Jaye,Jaye He "
• India
30 Dec 09
Thankyou vijji, i love my india. have a nice day.
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• India
30 Dec 09
Thank you so much for writing the Indian National Anthem fully. Your response shows how much you have love for the country. I too love India and respect all the other countries and their National Anthem. It is everybody's duty to learn their country's National Anthem.
@coolcat123 (4391)
• India
19 Jan 10
yes, I love my nation and pray for its progress too. I learnt it in my childhood in school where every wednesday we had to sing it in the morning assembly. yes i very much can sing it in one go without any mistakes.
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• India
1 Feb 10
It is our duty to learn our country's National Anthem and I am happy you know it well.
@san8487 (25)
• India
15 Jan 10
yes i do! I think its inherited with every indian! National Anthem is our pride and every indian should know it! Jaya He!
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• India
15 Jan 10
Yes San8487. Our National Anthem should be in all Indian blood. We all should learn it with respect and pride.
• India
14 Jan 10
Yes, I can sing the National Anthem fully. I am sure majority of Indians do. The Indian School culture is such that the daily school prayer includes the National Anthem and you are sure to remember the Anthem.
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• India
15 Jan 10
Yes. All of us learn our National Anthem in our school days itself.
• India
2 Jan 10
i am an indian and i know it from my school days, and i hope that every indians knows it. jaihindh!
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• India
12 Jan 10
Very true ramaswamyvtkv, every Indian should know it. Jaihind.
• India
31 Dec 09
i love my country and i proudly say that i know abt my National Anthem of my country
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• India
31 Dec 09
I am happy to see the patriatism in you Shivamkapila. Our country is proud of you too.
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
31 Dec 09
Hello Buchi_bulla. Reading this discussion reminds me of my national anthem and I tried to hum it to see if I could remember all the words to find that there are some minor parts that I cannot remember. But if I follow the song, there is no problem for me at all. Have a good day, friend.
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• India
31 Dec 09
I am happy my discussion made you sing and remember your country's National Anthem. All of us know that our country is like our mother. We must all learn our country's National Anthem. Happy New Year my friend to you, your wife and your son.
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
30 Dec 09
Hi Buchi, here we do learn our country’s National Anthem by heart since primary school. School children are taught to sing the School Anthem as well as the National Anthem when having music class twice in a week. Every kid learns to sing the National Anthem in our National language, no matter he or she is from either Chinese school or Tamil school. Since all kids learn this anthem since childhood, therefore most of us can sing it nicely without leaving out a single word. I think only those pupils who never pay any attention to it while having music lesson couldn’t sing the National Anthem well without missing any words for sure. At the same time all the pupils are taught to stand solemnly when the anthem was sung. This is to show we love and respect our country. Happy posting and have a nice day
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• India
30 Dec 09
That is really nice. Most of the children will learn National Anthem in the childhood itself. Even in India it is the same. Children learn National Anthem in the school itself. We have to stand up when it is played or sung. It is our duty and pleasure to learn our country's National Anthem.
@vathsala30 (3728)
• India
30 Dec 09
Yes I can sing it fully without any mistakes. I learnt it when I was a small girl. I feel proud when i hear or sing my Country's National Anthem. I feel, If we do not know our National Anthem, its meaning, its value, then we should feel ashamed of ourself. Our National Anthem is our Nation's pride
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• India
30 Dec 09
Very Very true vathsala30. Our National Anthem is our pride and each and every citizen of the country should know it.
• Canada
30 Dec 09
I sure do. I can sing it in English, I can sing it in French, and I can play it on the piano, and organ. I can also play it using the buttons on my cellphone, and if I had glasses filled up with different amounts of water, I could play it on those too. LOL My husband is an American, living up here now, and he's even learned the Canadian National Anthem.
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• India
30 Dec 09
That is really wonderful danishcanadian. You can play so many instruments is it? Piano, organ, water filled glasses, oh! that is too much. I am happy for your knowing National Anthem and still more happy that your husband learned the Canadian National Anthem. That is the spirit of it.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
29 Dec 09
hi Buchi_bulla, Yes every Indian should and must learn National Anthem of India,it is mandatory in previous days that is my childhood days,now it is compulsory or not i do not know,till now i can sing that national anthem without break,still iam remember the national anthem ,as an Indian how can i for got
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• India
30 Dec 09
Very nicely said yugasini. Every citizen of a country should learn his/her country's National Anthem. It is our duty and pleasure too.
@vinslounge (1297)
• India
29 Dec 09
I know my country's national anthem by heart and every citizen of the country has to know that. Although Jana gana mana is our national anthem, but vande matheram must be the national anthem of our country. But all in our constitution. The lengthiest national anthem is the national anthem of greece which has 138 stanzas and the shortest national anthem is the national anthem of Japan which just has 4 sentences. There are some people who doesnt know their country's national anthem. But most of our countrymen knew hindi. Thanks for starting the discussion and have a great day. Jai Hind.
• India
30 Dec 09
Your response enhances the patriatism in me Vinslounge. You have also given wonderful information about the lengthiest and shortest National Anthems. You have lot of valuable information with you and thanks for sharing it with us here.
• India
29 Dec 09
Yes, i know my country's national anthem fully and i can sing it really perfect without making any mistake.i've been singing my country's national anthem from my childhood.
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• India
30 Dec 09
That is really nice of you Vicky0687 to know and sing your country's National Anthem. It is our duty to learn our country's National Anthem.