13 August 2017

Government Launches National Anthem Video in Sign Language

Government Launches National Anthem Video in Sign Language

Union Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey has launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring differently-abled and partially differently-abled children.

Directed by filmmaker Govind Nihalani, the three-minute video features Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan along with physically challenged children performing the anthem in sign language with the Red Fort in the background. The video was also launched in Goa, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Kolhapur.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The national anthem of India is "Jana Gana Mana" which was written by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
  • The Anthem was first sung on 27th December 1911 in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. 
  • The Anthem was officially accepted as the Indian National Anthem by the Constituent Assembly on 24th January 1950.
  • Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey is a Lok Sabha MP from Chandauli Constituency, Uttar Pradesh.
Source- The Hindu

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