National Symbols- National Song

National Symbols- National Song

National song is of great national importance for a country. National song of India is Vande Mataram which was originally written in Bengali.

National song is considered to be a country’s asset and defined as a national symbol of heritage. National song of India is Vande Mataram which was written by a famous Bengali poet and a, journalist, and novelist Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. Officially Vanda Mataram has been adopted as a national song of India after the end of British rule in 1947. The first two verses of the song were accepted as national song by the Congress Working Committee (CWC) in October 1937.

National song

National song of a country is signified as a national treasure or asset for that country. National song is respected by the citizens of a country wholeheartedly as the song pictures the great struggle of their ancestors and freedom fighters. Vande Mataram is considered to be the national song of India. Originally, Vande Mataram was written as a form of poetry and scripted in Bengali language. National song fills citizens of a country with a feeling of patriotism and nationalism. Every citizen of India has fought for freedom to a large army of Britishers even before recognizing it as a national song. National song has influenced many other countries around the world to fight against imperialism and become independent. The fight for independence is not a job done by individuals but a collective effort made by the citizens of a country. The flame of independence has risen day by day and every citizen felt guilty and insulted due to the thousands of years of slavery of Britishers. At that time a song motivated every citizen of India to fight for their independence. 

Significance of national song

National song of India is known as Vande Mataram. During the British rule in India, thirty crores of Indians felt immense courage and nationalism with the verses of Vande Matram. Gradually, Vande Mataram has become the national song of India due to its substantial popularity across Indians and substantial fear across Britishers. The term “Vande Mataram” signifies “I praise the motherland”. Every stanza of the national song has filled with cheers and glory to the motherland. 

History of national song

National song of India was written by eminent Bengali writer, journalist, and novelist Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay who belonged to undivided Bengal. The national song was initially written in Bengali language with poetic format. Some Sanskrit was also added to the national song. In 1870 during British India, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay crafted the Vande Mataram song in his popular novel Anandamath. A song that has united all Indians and fills with a great sense of patriotism. The song was included in the novel in 1882. The national song was first sung by eminent Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore in 1896 during the session of Congress Working Committee (CWC).  The first two stanzas of Vanda Mataram were accepted as the national song of India with a full majority in the Congress Working Committee (CWC). After the end of British rule in India, Vanda Mataram was officially accepted as the national song of independent India. The national song signifies India as a mother or more correctly goddess mother. This goddess mother is often referred to as “Banga Mata” and “Bharat Mata”. Vande Mataram has soon gained an identity for the Indian freedom fighters. The national song was initially sung in a political context but soon became of great importance in the Indian freedom context. It became even popular during the partition of Bengal in 1905. Shri Aurobindo Ghosh who was a great philosopher and nationalist tagged Vande Mataram as the national song of Bengal. Due to the outrageous significance of Vande Mataram, the British government put a ban on the novel Anandamath and Vande Mataram, but the general public at the time completely denied the ban and was imprisoned several times for singing it in public places. The independent government of India has overturned the rule made by Britishers and labeled it as the national song of India. During the constitution assembly on 24 January 1950, Vanda Mataram was officially registered as the national song. The first president of India Shri Rajendra Prasad had appealed to the citizens of India to equally treat national song like national anthem.


National song unites every Indian with a sense of nationalism and freedom. National song of India glorifies and describes the tradition, history, culture, and struggle of freedom fighters. Every time the national song is played it reminds every citizen of India about the great culture, heritage, and glory of the motherland. National song created a great emotional connection across every citizen of India for plenty of reasons.