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Re: our National Anthem



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I entirely agree with Npsingh123@aol.com that we should have adopted the
OSTRICH as our national bird. More about the meaning and origins of our
national Anthem anon.
>Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 11:43:35 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Npsingh123@aol.com
>Subject: Re: our National Anthem
>To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Reply-To: debate@indiapolicy.org
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>In a message dated 6/17/00 11:28:27 PM Central Daylight Time, 
>indrajitbarua@philosophers.net writes:
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><< Did you know tjhat the National anthem that we all sing with such
patriotic
> fervour was actually written as a tribute to King George V? J.Nehru forced
> it down on the midnight's children without even the benefit of a debate in
> the Constituent Assembly!! >>
>
>I have not so much problem with the choice of the National Anthem as with
the 
>choice of the National Bird. An Ostrich would have been a more appropriate 
>symbol considering that most of the time we keep our heads buried in the
sand 
>in a state of constant denial. 
>
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