Anthem means some form of music colloquially, it act as a symbol for a distinctive group of people. Being a proud Indian, I love my National Anthem ~Jana Gana Mana~~
History of our National Anthem takes us back to the Era of Indian Independence .Our Anthem was composed by the great Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.Written in highly sanskritised Bengali ,it is the first five stanza of the Brahmo Hymn. It was first sung in Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress on 27th December 1911.
A formal rendition of the national anthem takes fifty-two seconds.
The National Anthem of India is played or sung on various occasions. Instructions have been issued from time to time about the correct versions of the Anthem, the occasions on which these are to be played or sung, and about the need for paying respect to the anthem by observance of proper decorum on such occasions. The substance of these instructions has been embodied in the information sheet issued by the government of India for general information and guidance
Below the English Translation of the National Anthem:
The following translation (edited in 1950 to replace Sindh with Sindhu as Sindh after partition was allocated to Pakistan), attributed to Tagore, is provided by the Government of India's national portal:
Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India's destiny.
chanted by the waves of the Indian Ocean.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India's destiny.
Victory, victory, victory to thee.
Reference to the Blog is Wikipedia.