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New version of Jana Gana Mana unveiled

delhi Updated: Aug 12, 2011 22:50 IST

A new version of Jana Gana Mana, the national anthem written by Rabindranath Tagore was unveiled on Friday.

Titled "Jaya hey", the 8-minute audio-visual presentation is set to music and produced by Saregama on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Tagore.

Sung and played by 39 celebrated artists like Girija Devi, M Balamuralikrishna, Nithyashree Mahadevan, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma on Santoor, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt on the Mohan Veena, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kailash Kher, P Susheela, Jagjit Singh and Shankar Mahadevan, folk singers like Lopamudra Mitra and Lakhandas Baul, the music was released ahead of the Independence Day.

The audio-visual presentation was unveiled by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is also the chairperson of the National Implementation Committee to commemorate Tagore's 150th birth anniversary.

Information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni and culture minister Selja were a