When was Indian national song first sung?

The song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the national anthem of India on 24 January 1950. It was first sung on 27 December 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.

Why Vande Mataram is not National Anthem?

In 1937, the first two verses of the song were adopted as the National Song by the Congress Working Committee. Why did Vande Mataram not get chosen as the National Anthem? Islam being a monotheist religion, the elevation of any deity or individual to a divine status does not sit well.

Why is the national anthem sung in 52 seconds?

There is no provision of law which compels anyone to sing the national anthem. It is not considered disrespectful to the nation or to the anthem if a person chooses only to stand up in respectful silence. … Formal rendition of the anthem should take 52 seconds by law, and not 54 seconds.

Is it mandatory to stand for the national anthem?

§ 301) states that during a rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present including those in uniform should stand at attention; non-military service individuals should face the flag with the right hand over the heart; members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present and not in …

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