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Discussion :: Indian Culture - Section 1 (Q.No.13)


The National Anthem was first sung in the year

[A]. 1911
[B]. 1913
[C]. 1936
[D]. 1935

Answer: Option A


The national anthem of India is 'Jana-gana-mana', composed originally in Bengali, by Rabindranath Tagore. 'Jana-gana-mana' was first sung on 27th December 1911, long before Indian gained independence, at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. The complete song consists of five stanzas. As for the playing time of the full version of the national anthem, it will take up approximately 52 seconds. A short version, consisting of first and last lines of the stanza (playing time approximately 20 seconds), is also played on certain occasions.

Saddam said: (Nov 20, 2014)  
I want to know all description about National Anthem.

Analeyes said: (May 5, 2016)  
Is there any clarification whether 'Jana Gana Mana' was first sung on 27th or 28th December 1911?

The Wiki article refers both dates.

Anyone please clarify my doubt?

Debjit Adhikari said: (Oct 9, 2016)  
The playing time for only the first stanza is 52 seconds.

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