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‘Vande Mataram’ is symbol of India’s nationalist ethos: Dr Jitendra Singh


Newdelhi:10/8/17:The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh released a book titled ‘Vande Mataram’ here today. The book traces the journey of ‘Vande Mataram’ since the time of its creation, over the years, through different phases.

On the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said that ‘Vande Mataram’ is a symbol of India’s nationalist ethos and it is wrong to associate it with any particular religion or sect. The Minister recalled that Vande Mataram first came to be known in the form of a poem composed by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1870’s which was later included in the author’s 1881 novel “Anandamath”, but what is most significant is that several verses of the song were adopted as the National Song in early 20th century and the same later became a popular marching song for political activists and crusaders of India’s freedom movement. Vande Mataram can be appropriately described as a symbol, which united people of India from different regions, different religions and different faiths, and inspired them to come together for the common cause of Mother India, he added.

The book is written by Shri Akhilesh Jha and Ms. Rashmita Jha, which particularly focuses on the references to Vande Mataram during the proceedings of the Constituent Assembly and the Indian Parliament, and at the same time, also traces the musical versions of Vande Mataram through recorded sounds and gramophone over the last one-and-a-half century.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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