National symbols: A status check

India adopted a clutch of national symbols—which best represented different aspects of its identity—when it became a republic in 1950. Over the decades, it adopted some more, mostly to help conserve them. We take a look at their past, and their present
Curated by: Forbes India
Published: Aug 22, 2014
National symbols: A status check

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National Anthem/Song: JANA GANA MANA/VANDE MATARAM
WHY WAS IT MADE A NATIONAL SYMBOL?

Penned by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in Ananda Math, ‘Vande Mataram’, the song and the war cry, was synonymous with India’s fight for independence. To Read More