Jana Gana Mana – National Song of India

I was uploading some videos to Google Video tonight and I came accross this video which is a composition of the National Song of India (Jana Gana Mana). It brought back memories of the many years I lived in India during my schooling (when I was much younger).

During the morning “Assembly” we used to sing this song as well as a Shabad before we started school. I don’t know the history or significance of this song, but the words and tune just bring back those years in my mind. It’s a nicely made video. There were pretty much all the big name musicians in the video (see the credits at the end). I recognized many of the voices/musicians when I heard it (Jagjit Singh, Asha Bhosle, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Sultan Khan, A.R. Rahman, Lata Mangeshkar, etc). This video doesn’t really have anything to do with Sikhi for me, but having spent so many years in India, I relate a lot to Indian culture and it is like my second home for me.

Watch the Video Below