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New version of Jana Gana Mana unveiled

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 23:11

New Delhi: A new version of Jana Gana Mana,
the national anthem written by Rabindranath Tagore was
unveiled on Friday.
Titled "Jaya hey", the 8-minute audio-visual
presentation is set to music and produced by Saregama on the
occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Tagore.

Sung and played by 39 celebrated artists like Girija
Devi, M Balamuralikrishna, Nithyashree Mahadevan, Pandit Shiv
Kumar Sharma on Santoor, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt on the Mohan
Veena, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kailash Kher, P Susheela, Jagjit Singh
and Shankar Mahadevan, folk singers like Lopamudra Mitra and
Lakhandas Baul, the music was released ahead of the
Independence Day.
The audio-visual presentation was unveiled by Finance
Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is also the Chairperson of the
National Implementation Committee to commemorate Tagore`s
150th birth anniversary.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and
Culture Minister Selja were also present on the occasion.


First Published: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 23:11

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