Lahore College Girls Singing National Anthem
لاہور میں کالیج کی لڑکیوں کو قومی ترانہ سنانے کو کہا گیا تو انہوں نے کیا سنایا سنیں
Posted by Zemtv.com on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song etc.) is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation’s government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. The majority of national anthems are either marches or hymns in style. The countries of Latin America tend towards more operatic pieces, while a handful of countries use a simple fanfare.
Although national anthems are usually in the most common language of the country, whether de facto’ or official, there are notable exceptions-
India’s anthem, Jana Gana Mana, is in a highly Sanskritized version of Bengali.
States with more than one national language may offer several versions of their anthem: for instance, Switzerland’s anthem has different lyrics for each of the country’s four official languages (French, German, Italian and Romansh). Canada’s national anthem has different lyrics in each of the country’s official languages (English and French), and on some occasions is sung with a mixture of stanzas taken from its French and English versions.
South Africa’s national anthem is unique in that five of the country’s eleven official languages are used in the same anthem (the first stanza is divided between two languages, with each of the remaining three stanzas in a different language).
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