Tagore’s niece, Sarala Devi Chowdhurani, intoned the song, along with a few school students, in front of the gathering of the then INC president Bishan Narayan Dar and other leaders such as Bupendra Nath Bose and Ambika Charan Mazumder.⁣

On January 24, 1950, the Hindi version was adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India.⁣

Few quick facts about Jana Gana Mana:⁣

Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem of India. It was originally composed as Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata in Bengali by poet Rabindranath Tagore. Later, it was written in sadhu Bengali or tatsama Bengali which is heavily sanskiritised.⁣

The poem was published on February 1905, under the title Bharat Bhagya Bidhata in the Tatwabodhini Patrika, which was the official publication of the Brahmo Samaj with Tagore then the Editor.⁣

The song was selected as national anthem by Subhas Chandra Bose while he was in Germany. On the occasion of the founding meeting of the German-Indian Society on September 11, 1942 in the Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg, Jana Gana Mana was played for the first time by the Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra as the national anthem of an independent India.⁣

Before it officially became the national anthem of India in 1950, “Jana Gana Mana” was heard in the 1945 film Hamrahi. It was also adopted as a school song of The Doon School, Dehradun in 1935.⁣