Subhash Chandra Bose replaced with some words to make the song a victorious song
Raking up a longstanding demand, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to replace the wording in the National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ with the ‘Jana Gana Mana’ composed and sung by the Indian National Army (INA) of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in 1943. In his two-page letter, Swamy said this was an assurance given by President Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
“This letter is to bring to your notice an outstanding demand for patriots who fought and sacrificed for India’s independence from British imperialists rule. It is also a demand of an overwhelming majority of the youth of India, that some of the words in the National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ be replaced by the words in the ‘Jana Gana Mana’ composed and sung by the Indian National Army (INA), on the occasion of Declaration of India’s Independence on October 21, 1943, after Subhash Chandra Bose-led capture of Imphal, the capital of Manipur. The present wording in the National Anthem of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ has words used by Rabindra Nath Tagore some of which raise unnecessary doubts about to whom the poem was addressed. It is also inappropriate for post-1947 Independent India – for example, the reference to Sind is in the words of the National Anthem. Hence the words of the ‘Jana Gana Mana’ prepared in the direction of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, for INA, is the most appropriate for Independent India.
Rabindra Nath Tagore’s ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was facing controversies that it was a welcome song to praise King George V in 1911 when he landed in India. The word “Adhinayak’ was the term to praise him and many argued that this should be changed.
“You may also know that the as President of Constituent Assembly, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, in his concluding remarks on November 26, 1949, had declared that ‘Jana Gana Mana’ (and ‘Vande Mataram’) are of equal status as National Anthem. But Dr. Prasad added that the words in the ‘Jana Gana Mana’ may be amended or replaced in the future with other appropriate words. Hence the permission to amend the words of the ‘Jana Gana Mana’ has been made part of the proceedings of the Constituent Assembly.
“Hence there is no bar to replacing some of the words in ‘Jana Gana Mana’. I hope it is possible therefore that they January 26, 2021, the government will carry out the necessary changes by replacing the present ‘Jana Gana Mana’ wordings with that bequeathed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on October 21, 1943, the day when the British imperialist troops were evicted by the INA from being a part of Indian territory, namely Manipur,” said Subramanian Swamy.
Rabindra Nath Tagore’s ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was facing controversies that it was a welcome song to praise King George V in 1911 when he landed in India. The word “Adhinayak’ was the term to praise him and many argued that this should be changed. Moreover ‘Sind’ is not a part of India now. In 1943, Subhash Chandra Bose replaced with some words to make the song a victorious song.
This was the song replaced by Netaji in 1943:
The lyrics of Netaji’s INA song is as given below:
Subh sukh chain ki barkha barse, Bharat bhaag hai jaaga.
Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, Maratha, Dravid, Utkal, Banga,
Chanchal sagar, Vindhya, Himalaya, Neela Jamuna, Ganga.
Tere nit gun gaayen, Tujhse jivan paayen,
Har tan paaye asha.
Suraj ban kar jag par chamke, Bharat naam subhaga,
Jai Ho! Jai Ho! Jai Ho! Jai, Jai, Jai, Jai Ho!
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