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Each nation has its own anthem, but there are some national anthems that are very popular. Even if you do not belong to this country, you can feel the devotion and passion of the people of this country for their homeland by listening to these national anthems. We have selected 10 national anthems that are both historically significant and unique, whose lyrics are brilliant and poetic.
Pakistan’s national anthem is not only the best anthem in the world because it belongs to our homeland but there are many reasons for it. You will find softness and sparkle in it, enthusiasm and passion, excellent melody and great poetry. Interestingly, the first melody of Pakistan’s national anthem was composed in 1949 by Ahmed Chagla. The anthem was written by Hafeez Jalandhari in 1952 and was declared the national anthem in August 1954. “Pak Sarzamin Shadbad” is easy to read as well as public. That is why it has been called the best Anthem.
Russia’s history has changed a lot in the last 100 years and that is why the anthem has changed. An anthem was adopted during Stalin’s rule in 1944, but in 1956 it was limited to tunes because it contained several poems about Stalin whose era Russia wanted to forget. In 1977, new words were added to it, emphasizing the success of World War II and communism. A new anthem was adopted after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but it also lacked lyrics. Vladimir Putin even revived the old Soviet anthem, but with new lyrics that are a testament to Russia’s history and traditions. It became the national anthem in 2000. In its great music and singing style you will hear all the enthusiasm, passion, courage and bravery but in the end it is not for the people, they cannot read alone with such a high tone.
Turkey holds a special place among Muslim countries because of its great history. When the Ottoman Empire collapsed, a great history was completed, and Turkey entered the democratic era, a national contest was held in 1921 to select the national anthem. A total of 724 anthems were performed out of which Muhammad Akif Arsavi’s anthem ‘Istiqlal Marshi’ was selected. Akif initially refused to run because he was opposed to a cash prize for the winner, but on government assurance he ran and won. It was introduced in the National Assembly on March 1, 1921 and was unanimously adopted as the national anthem. In addition to its historical significance, the melody of this anthem is a blend of East and West, as Turkey is located at the crossroads of the two continents.
Rabindranath Tagore has the honor of having his poetry used as anthems in two countries. One in India and the other in Bangladesh. “Amar Shonar Bangla” was written in 1905, at a time when the British government was partitioning United Bengal, then during the 1971 war when Bangladesh was East Pakistan, the song had become the anthem of the separatist movement. If one gently expresses love for one’s homeland, it is ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’ whose melody is very beautiful but it seems that he has to become a professional singer to sing otherwise there are a few places where Like us, the body will be broken. Yet there is no doubt about the beauty of this song.
Portugal’s national anthem, A Portugueza, was written in 1890 by Enrique Lopez de Mendoza. It was used in a pro-democracy uprising in 1891 and became the national anthem when Portugal became a republic in 1911. Its poetry suggests that it is a military or revolutionary anthem. Whatever country you belong to, its wonderful melodies and the enthusiasm of the singers will impress you. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best national anthems in Europe.
An anthem whose history goes back to the French Revolution. It was written in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rojit. When France declared war on Austria. It is a revolutionary song, a hymn of freedom, which inspired the citizens of France and conveyed the message of being brave in the face of a rising enemy. This was a time when conditions in France were very bad, so there was a need for such an emotional anthem. It is also a difficult anthem and out of reach of the people. Therefore, it is read only in the presence of expert singers.
The national anthem of India, Jin Gun Man, is actually in the Sanskritized Bengali language, written by the famous Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. It was first read at a meeting of the Indian National Congress in December 1911, and after the partition of India on 24 January 1950, the Constituent Assembly declared it a national anthem. Compared to the enthusiastic and difficult songs of the West, this song has the sweetness, softness and sweetness of the East, which reflects the love of the homeland.
There was a time when this song resounded over a large area of the world, sometimes with a prayer of protection for the queen and sometimes for the king. From Australia and New Zealand to the United States and Canada, wherever the British occupied. The creator of the hymn is still unknown, but it is said to have been written in the 17th century. It used to be sung in India but today in Britain it is called a ridiculous anthem. While many patriotic Britons like it, there are those in democratic circles who are talking about choosing a new anthem instead. Due to its long history, God Save the Queen has a prominent place in world anthems.
The American national anthem is called “The Star Spangled Banner”. It was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, a lawyer and novice poet. After witnessing the spectacular victory of the war against Britain in 1812, Scott picked up a pen and wrote poems keeping in mind the American flag waving on the fort. In March 1931, the Congress passed a formal resolution making it the national anthem. It is a difficult song with enthusiasm. As is usually the case with many Western anthems. The high-pitched tone required to read them is not found in public, yet it is a very popular national anthem because of America’s long history and its impact on the world.
It is a beautiful anthem based on the great African anthem Nkosi Kalele Africa, which also includes English language lyrics. It was written in 1897 by Enoch Sontonga. In fact, it is a hymn, praying to God for Africa. When South Africa was ruled by racists, it was considered a black anthem. The Nelson Mandela government later combined “Die Stam One Sweden Africa” to make South Africa the national anthem. The special thing about this anthem is that it is in five languages. Nicosia is also the national anthem of Africa and Tanzania, although it does not include parts of South Africa.
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