National Festivals of India | 15th August | National Holiday Day

A great national festival is the celebration of the Independence Day on the 15th August every year. It is on this day in 1947 that India won independence from two hundred years British rule. The Independence Day is celebrated all over the country with all solemnity and grandeur. The government offices, schools, colleges, business concerns remain all closed. In government offices and other public building the national flag is hoisted ceremoniously. The day is observed in clubs, libraries, schools, colleges and offices. The locals assemble in a club, library or public building in the morning. They stand in rows. A man of honour hoists the national flag. All salute the flag and sing the national anthem, “Janaganamana“. And in the evening a cultural function is arrange in club or library. In the function patriotic songs are sung, patriotic poems of Rabindranath Tagore, Najrul Islam, Dwijendralal etc. recited and humorous or a patriotic one act play staged.
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The National Anthem of India

The India national anthem, 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 27 December 1911 at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress. The complete song consists of five stanzas. Tagore himself rendered the lyrics into English.
Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Punjab Sindhu Gujarat Maratha
Dravida Utkala Banga
Vindhya Himachal Yamuna Ganga
Ucchala Jaladhi Taranga
Tubh Shubha Name Jage
Tubh Shubha Ashisha Mange
Gahe Tubh Jaya Gata
Jana Gana Mangal Dayak Jay He
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Jaye He! Jaye He! Jaya He!
Jaye, Jaye, Jaye, Jaye He

Translation of The National Anthem Jana Gana Mana in English


Thou are the ruler of minds of all people, dispenser of India’s destiny.
The name rouses the heart of Punjab, Sind, Gujurat and Maratha. 
Of the Dravid and Orissa and Bengal.
It Echoes in the hills of Vindhyas and Himalayas, mingies in the music of Yamuna
And Ganga and is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
The pray for your blessing and sing thy praise. The salvation of all people is thy
Hand, thou dispenser of India’s destiny. 
Victory, Victory, Victory to thee.

National Anthem Video Lyrics

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