A well-traveled, well-educated poet and a Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore penned our national anthem and in those words lie what he saw in the first 50 years of his life, from 1861 to 1911.
With the current momentum to clean up the country, and our largest river like the Ganges, we have to lead by example, and exhort our following generations, that they have been born to a land of beauty, and along with them- we have to guard it from excesses of consumerism, bad behavior, and poor community living.
From Mumbai to markets of Moreh, and from Gurez Valley to the Dhanushkodi Bridge- we have to keep the nation clean and leave it a better place than what we found it to be in. On this Independence Day, we bring a collage of images from across India, shared by known and friends unknown- to tell you that there is no better day and no better song than ‘Jana Gana Mana’ to remind you, that we have to take care of what Tagore saw, and possibly why he became one of our earliest freedom fighters.
We have one nation, and many future generations to take it to bigger heights and glory, but, my friends, we need to take care of it first. - (As penned by my dear friend and well-wisher Kamlesh Desai)
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I would like to express my gratitude to the entire team, friends, family, all my rider friends from every part of the country, Abhishek Bhoite, and my well wishers in aiding me to compile this video rendering our version of our National Anthem. In the video I have tried my best to cover all the geographic regions to the best of my ability. Though there is much more to the beauty of our country to be covered.
The Indus River Camp, Leh
Guitar: Ravi Iyer
Orchestration - Crehyl Pereira
Mixed & Mastered by Daniel Kenneth Rego
Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he
Tava shubha name jage,
Tava shubha asisa mage,
Gahe tava jaya gatha,
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he, Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!