The National Anthem, “Jana-Gana-Mana” was composed by India’s Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore.

                                      It reads as follows:

"Jana gana mana adhinayaka, jaya he
Bharata bhagya vidhata
Punjabi, Sindh, Gujarat, Maratha,
Dravida, Utkala, Banga
Vindhya Himachala Yamuna Ganga
Uchchala jaladhi taranga.
Tava shubha name jage,
Tava shubha asisa mage,
Jana gana mangala dayaka jaya he
Bharata bhagya vidhata
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he,
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he!"

The English translation is as follows:

"You are the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India’s destiny.
Your name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind,
Gujarat and Maratha,
And of the Dravida, Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalaya,
Mingles in the music of the Yamuna and Ganga and
Is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for your blessings and sing your praise.
The safety of all people waits in your hand,
You the dispenser of India’s destiny.
Victory, victory, victory to you"

** In September 2008, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) pronounced the INDIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM as the best National Anthem in the world.