Rabindranath Tagore reciting Jana Gana Mana is viral. But why today?
Jana Gana Mana, which was originally composed in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version as our National Anthem by the Constituent Assembly on January 24, 1950. On this day in 1911, Jana Gana Mana was first sung at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
#JanaGanaMana booked a spot on the trends list as several people took to Twitter to share the trivia with their followers. Netizens shared an old video of Rabindranath Tagore reciting Jana Gana Mana along with the significance of today’s date.
“27th Dec #TheDayInHistory 111 yrs ago #OTD in 1911, National anthem "Jana Gana Mana" written by #RabindranathTagore was first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. It was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the national anthem on 24 Jan 1950,” Dayanand Kamble wrote.
Jana Gana Mana was originally composed as Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata. The first stanza of the song Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India as the National Anthem.