When did the Constituent Assembly adopt National Anthem of India?
Answer: 24th January 1950
On 24th January 1950, the Constituent Assembly adopt National Anthem of India. The Constituent Assembly adopted the Indian national anthem from a song written and composed by the Rabindranath Tagore. Before this Vande Mataram was the National Anthem of India written by Bankim Chandra Chattapadhya.
Later Constituent Assembly of India (Vol. Xll, 24-1-1950) opined:
“The composition consisting of words and music known as Janaganamana is the National Anthem of India, subject to such alterations as the Government may authorize as occasion arises,…..”
Jana Gana Mana is Written and composed in highly Sanskritized Bengali, It is the first of five stanzas of a Brahmo hymn, It was originally composed to be sung to King George V, when he was to be given the Imperial crown of India.
It first sung during a convention of the Indian National Congress in Calcutta on 16 December 1911. You know that, In 2005, there were calls to delete the word “Sindh” and substitute it with the word Kashmir. (Argument was that Singh was no longer a part of India, having become part of Pakistan as a result of the Partition of 1947).