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National Anthem Norms

  • 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 this information sheet for general information and guidance.

    THE NATIONAL ANTHEM - FULL AND SHORT VERSIONS

    Full Version:

    The composition consisting of the words and music of the first stanza of the late poet Rabindra Nath Tagore’s song known as “Jana Gana Mana” is the National Anthem of India. It reads as follows:

    Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka jaya he
    Bharata-bhagya-vidhata
    Panjaba-Sindhu-Gujarata-Maratha
    Dravida-Utkala-Banga
    Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga
    uchchala-jaladhi-taranga
    Tava Subha name jage, tave subha asisa mage,
    gahe tava jaya-gatha.
    Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he
    Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
    Jaya he, Jaya he, Jaya he,
    jaya jaya jaya jaya he.

    The above is the full version of the Anthem and its playing time is approximately 52 seconds.

    Short Version

    A short version consisting of the first and last lines of the National Anthem is also played on certain occasions. It reads as follows:

    Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka jaya he
    Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
    Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he,
    Jaya jaya jaya jaya he.

    The occasions on which the full versions or the short version will be played have been indicated at the appropriate places in these instructions.

    General Instructions:

    Whenever the Anthem is sung or played, the audience shall stand to attention. However, when in the course of a newsreel or documentary the Anthem is played as a part of the film, it is not expected of the audience to stand as standing is bound to interrupt the exhibition of the film and would create disorder and confusion rather than add to the dignity of the Anthem.

    As in the case of the flying of the National Flag, it has been left to the good sense of the people not to indulge in indiscriminate singing or playing of the Anthem.

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    Order relating to the National Anthem of India217.67 KBswf-image
    Advisory related to Strict compliance of the Orders Relating to the National Anthem of India196.25 KBswf-image