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A salute to the national song

September 07, 2006
There were several celebrations held across the nation to mark the centenary of the song, which was written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.

Shiv Sena members, shown in the picture, led a march to Parliament in New Delhi. Elsewhere in the capital, Chief Minister Sheela Dikshit and members of the Cabinet also recited the song. In Gujarat, the government went a step ahead and sent audio tapes of Vande Mataram to schools and other organisations.

Photograph : Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

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