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Jhanda ooncha rahe hamaara

Posted on: January 26, 2023


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Hullo Atuldom

Wishing everyone of us a Very Happy Republic Day.

गणतंत्र दिवस की शुभकामनायें

This was my post last year for the occasion. & in that post I had lamented about ignorance among many citizens regarding the significance of 26th January and why it was chosen to be Republic Day.

“The 308 members of the Constituent Assembly, of thenewly Independent India, signed hand-written copies (in Hindi and English) of the Constitution of India on 24th January 1950 after much deliberation and some changes. The Constitution was adopted and came into effect throughout the country from 26th January 1950. Dr. Rajendra Prasad started his tenure as first President of India and the Constituent Assembly became the Parliament of India.

That makes January 26th 2023 India’s 73rd Republic Day”.

(I don’t mind making the above paragraph part of my posts every time I write for 26th January)

There are certain events attached with the Republic Day celebrations which I love to see, when shown live on Television and in repeat if I have missed the live telecast.

I like the way Doordarshan shows a brief history about how we attained Independence, how the Constituent Assembly was setup, and the signing of the Constitution itself. This is normally followed by the live telecast rom New Delhi’s India Gate where the Prime Ministers of India pay homage at the Amar Jawaan Jyoti which is at India Gate, to the departed soldiers; I love the serene atmosphere around the whole scene, the two-minute silence etc. Then the Prime Minister drives down Rajpath towards the saluting base and awaits the arrival of the President Of India who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces. The National Flag is Unfurled, National Anthem is played, Awards for exemplary bravery on the warfront are conferred to recipients and then the Parade commences showcasing India’s Defence capabilities, Cultural and Social Heritage. The Armed Forces participate in the March Past accompanied by their bands; plus there are the NCC, Bharat Scouts & Guides, school children and Tableaus from the various states and Government agencies forming the second part of the parade. The climax of the parade is the Brilliant Fly-past by the Indian Air Force- showing us formations, showering Flower petals on Rajpath etc.

The event comes to a close with the singing of Jana-Gana-Mana. and the Presidential Cavalcade departs followed by the Prime Minister and other dignitaries. I am always amazed by the Horses that form the President’s Bodyguards- their heads are still when the National Anthem is on. The events of the Republic Day come to a close with the Beating the Retreat ceremony on 29th January, this is another charming event. Specially how the Marching soldiers walk back into the sunset and darkness at the end of the parade and the Lights come on at North Block, South Block and Parliament House. This event is held at Vijay Chowk and has trumpeters, buglers, pipe & drum bands of the three-wings of the Armed Forces.

A few changes have taken place in the last few years- Rajpath has been renamed as Kartavya Path and the Amar Jawaan Jyoti from India Gate has been shifted and merged with the eternal flame at the National War Memorial which is close by.

It is my tiny wish to be able to witness the events live atleast once in my life, but then as my dear family has always said we may not be able to get a close enough seat and see things as clearly. True, I don’t disagree. It is similar to saying that when we see a cricket match in a stadium we may not be able to see all the madness in all the stands of the stadium like we see on TV. But then the charged atmosphere at any venue cannot be felt in the TV, correct or not? I can say this based on my experiences gained at the various music concerts that I have attended over the last few years.

Let us get back to 26th January.

There are a few songs that are played on these National days- Saare Jahan Se Achcha, Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymn ‘Vaishnava Janato’ and Jhanda Ooncha rahe hamara- by the bands in the parades.

We all know that ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achcha’ was written by Allama Mohammad Iqbal in 1904. We know that Jana Gana Mana was by Gurdev Rabindranath Tagore. Vande Maatram was by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.

But, personally, I was unaware about the other most important song that we are taught as kids in school- Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamaara. Only yesterday I came across a post in our blog by (who else) Shri Arunkumar Deshmukhji. It enlightened me to the fact this was first used in a film in 1938 (any wonder that I like to call him Guruji).

What set me on this quest was a video that I saw recently on TV where I saw Rajnikanth accompanied by Sridevi, Swapna, A K Hangal and I think I spied Macmohan, walking along the lanes of some hilly region, in company of some locals, with the Tricolour in their hands and singing “Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Humara”. On further digging I came to know that it was from the 1991 released, Anil Sharma directed “Farishtay”. It was sung by Shabbir Kumar and the female version has Asha Bhonsle’s voice. Bappi Lahiri is the music composer. Lyrics have been credited to Shyamlal Gupta Parshad.

I looked up about the lyricist and this is what I found- Shyamlal Gupta Parshad belonged to Kanpur and had vowed to walk barefoot till India got freedom from the British rule. Shyamlal Gupta was born as the third child to Vishveshwar Parshad and Kaushalya Devi on September 9, 1896. He penned this song on March 4, 1924.

His song was recognised as the flag song by the All India Congress Committee and was sung for the first time on Jallianwala Baug Diwas 0n 13th April 1924; at Phoolbagh Kanpur in the presence of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Sarojini Naidu sung it in 1938 at the Haripura Session of the Congress where Mahatma Gandhi’s was present.

All this and more on Syamlal Gupta Prashad his family and there current status is available in this article which was the source from which I wrote the above paragraph.

Let us now hear the song from Farishtay (I would love to know if the movie makers have been true to what Shyamlal Gupta Parshad wrote all those years ago). But I can feel that the basic tune is same as the one that was used in the 1938 ‘Fearless Nadia’ film.

Let the us all say “Hum sab bhartiya hain”, “Saare Jahaan se achcha hindustan humara”, ‘Jhanda Ooncha rahe humara” and say with pride
Vande Maatram
Jai Hind
Happy Republic day to Indians

Shabbir Kumar version

Asha Bhonsle version

Song-Jhanda ooncha rahe hamaara (Farishtay)(1991) Singer-Shabbir Kumar/ Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shyamal Gupta Prashad, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

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Shabbir Kumar version
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jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara

sada shakti darsaane waala
pren sudha barsaane waala
veeron ko hrshaane waala
maatrbhoomi ka tan man saara
maatrbhoomi ka tan man saara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara

is jhande ke neeche nirbhay
le swaraaj yah avichal nishchay
bolo bharat maata ki jai
swatanrta hai dhyey humaara
swatanrta hai dhyey humara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyara<

jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara<

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Asha Bhonsle version
—————————
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara

sada shakti sarsaane waala
prem sudha barsaane waala
veeron ko hrshaane waala
maatribhoomi ka tan man saara
maatribhoomi ka tan man saara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishav tiranga pyaara
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

swatanrta ke bheeshan ran mein
??kar josh badhe kshan kshan mein
kaanpe shatru dekh ke man mein
mit jaaye bhay sankat saara
mit jaaye bhay sankat saara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara

jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara

is jhande ke neeche nirbhay
len swaraaj yah avichal nishchay
bolo bharat maata ki jai
swatanrta hai dhyey humaara
swetanrta hai dhyey humaara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

aao pyaare veeron aao
desh dharm par bali bali jaao
ek saath sab milkar gaao
pyaara bharat desh humaara
pyaara bharat desh humaara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara

jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishav tiranga pyaara

iski shaan na jaane paaye
chahe jaan bhale hi jaaye
vishv vijay kar ke dikhlaaye
tab hove pran poorn humaara
tab hove pran paarn humaara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

sada shakti darshaane waala
pren sudha barsaane waala
veeron ko harshaane waala
maatribhoomi ka tan man saara
maatribhoomi ka tan man saara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara
jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara

jhanda ooncha rahe humaara
vijayi vishv tiranga pyaara

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