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The injured jawan informed the GRP Buxar about the incident. The injured jawan, David Bufford at 502.excellence and inclusion. Dr Mujumdar added that classrooms today resembled mill floorswhere hordes of workers repeatedly go through the same motions For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by SUGATA BOSE | Updated: December 27 2016 12:15 am A simple Hindustani version of Rabindranath Tagore’s song “Jana Gana Mana Adhinayak Jai He” became the national anthem (Image for representational purpose) Top News A hundred and six years ago on December 27 1911 at the annual session of the Indian National Congress Rabindranath Tagore’s freshly composed song “Jana Gana Mana” was performed offering thanks for the divine benediction showered so generously on our country and our people It had pleased Providence to guide Bharat’s destiny and to give succour to its suffering populace The poet’s lyrics sang a paean to the expression of this divine glory that had many attributes — the “Janaganamangaldayak” the Giver of grace was at the same time the “Janagana-aikya-bidhayak” — the One who crafted unity out of India’s myriad religious and regional diversity The eternal charioteer was also the “Janaganapathparichayak” — navigating for his followers a most difficult path Patan-abhyudaya-bandhur pontha jug-jug dhabita jatri/ He Chirasarathi taba rathachakre mukharita path dinratri/ Darun biplab majhe taba shankhadhwani baje/ Sankatdukhhatrata The gender of this divinity is uncertain The “janaganadukhatrayak” appears in feminine form Duhswapne atanke raksha korile anke/ Snehamayee tumi Mata A song that so brilliantly fuses together an invocation to divine sovereignty with an intimation of popular sovereignty may seem with hindsight to have been a natural selection as a national anthem Yet there is reason to ponder how Rabindranath Tagore a patriot who was a powerful critic of nationalism came to be accepted as the author of two national anthems of India and Bangladesh When Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose inaugurated the Free India Center in Europe on November 2 1941 the green saffron and white tricolour of the Indian National Congress was adopted as the national flag “Jana Gana Mana Adhinayak Jaya He” was chosen by Netaji as the national anthem a choice that would be ratified by the Indian constituent assembly after Independence He had played a key role in resolving the controversy surrounding the later verses of the other song “Vande Mataram” in 1937 He was open to considering Muhammad Iqbal’s song “Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara” proclaiming the excellence of India compared to the whole world but in the end the decision was in favour of Tagore Dinendranath Tagore had written down the musical score of “Jana Gana Mana” in 1918 An elaborate orchestration of the song was done in Hamburg Germany in September 1942 On the occasion of the inauguration of the Deutsche-Indische Gesellschaft in Hamburg on September 11 1942 a German orchestra played for the first time Tagore’s song as India’s national anthem In 1971 Krishna Bose found the bill for the orchestration of “Jana Gana Mana” in the archives of Hamburg’s Rathaus It had cost 750 Reichsmarks Subhas Chandra Bose spoke of the bonds of poetry and philosophy between the two countries at the function He did not neglect to mention how Tagore’s visits to Germany in the 1920s had strengthened cultural ties between the two countries Netaji made his final public appearance in Berlin at a big ceremony to observe Independence Day on January 26 1943 before his epic submarine voyage to Asia The independence pledge of the Indian National Congress was read out Berlin’s Radio Orchestra played “Jana Gana Mana” as India’s national anthem with great panache Those in India who listened clandestinely to the broadcasts of Azad Hind Radio were enthused to hear it The Azad Hind government proclaimed by Netaji in Singapore on October 21 1943 inculcated a spirit of unity among all Indians with a subtle sense of purpose “Jai Hind” was chosen from the very outset as the common greeting or salutation when Indians met one another Hindustani an admixture of Hindi and Urdu written in the Roman script became the national language but given the large south Indian presence translation into Tamil was provided at all public meetings A springing tiger evoking Tipu Sultan of Mysore’s gallant resistance against the British featured as the emblem on the tricolour shoulder-pieces on uniforms Gandhi’s charkha continued to adorn the centre of the tri-colour flags that INA soldiers were to carry in their march towards Delhi A simple Hindustani version of Rabindranath Tagore’s song “Jana Gana Mana Adhinayak Jai He” became the national anthem As a Bengali Netaji went out of his way to ask Abid Hasan to get the national anthem rendered in the national language of India The lyricist Mumtaz Hussain composed the Hindustani song in three verses rather than five and Ram Singh Thakur wrote down a band score based on the original tune Mumtaz Hussain did not attempt a translation but sought to capture the spirit of Tagore’s song “Jaya he” naturally became “Jai Ho” long before AR Rahman made “Jai Ho” famous the world over The first verse that mentioned several place names bore a strong resemblance to the Bengali lyric A comparison of the verses evoking unity gives a clear sense of the similarities and differences between the Bengali original and the Hindustani version Aharaha taba ahwan pracharita shuni taba udar bani/ Hindu Bouddha Sikh Jaina Parasik Mussalman Christani/ Purab Pashchim ashe taba singhasan-pashe/ Premhar hoy gantha The Azad Hind version went thus: Sab ke dil me preeti basaye teri mithi bani/ Har sube ke rahne wale har mazhab ke prani/ Sab bhed aur pharak mitake sab god mein teri ake/ Gunthe prem ki mala In 1911 the British moved the capital from Calcutta to Delhi Little did our colonial masters know that in the same year a song had found utterance in this city that would find acknowledgement in Delhi as the national anthem once the tricolour replaced the Union Jack But the song did not travel along the Grand Trunk Road from Calcutta to Delhi It traversed “Patan-Abhyudoy-Bandhur Pantha” — the entire global itinerary of India’s struggle for freedom — to eventually find its home in every Indian heart We can only speculate on how Tagore would have felt about the November 30 order compelling Indian citizens to stand to receive divine benediction for their country But history has recorded Gandhi’s perspective on the matter Soon after Independence and Partition as “Vande Mataram” was sung at his prayer meeting on August 29 1947 in Calcutta Hindu and Muslim leaders on the stage including Suhrawardy stood up to show their respect along with the rest of the audience Gandhi alone remained seated because he believed standing up as a mark of respect for a national song was an unnecessary Western import and was not a requirement of Indian culture For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Prakash Narain | Updated: October 13 2017 12:39 am Over 90000 km of railway track in India is perhaps the most sensitive asset of the railway network Hundreds of trains hurtle across carrying millions of passengers (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Related News Derailments on the tracks of Indian Railways have always been a big technical and management challenge In recent years there have been a spate of “derailments” On August 19 there was an unusually bad case of the derailment of Uttaranchal Express at Khatauli In the absence of a permitted block by the traffic department the track repairing staff took the unacceptable risk of going ahead with the track repair instead of putting a restriction on the movement of trains in the interest of safety of passengers The responsibility was rightly fixed on the civil engineering department staff and officials Over 90000 km of railway track in India is perhaps the most sensitive asset of the railway network Hundreds of trains hurtle across carrying millions of passengers The “braking distance” is no more than about two-thirds of a kilometre (against only about 200 ft on the highways) Every inch of this track is to be watched meticulously The traffic load on the Indian Railways is ever increasing and the saturation level on its important routes is unduly high leaving little cushion for maintenance Furthermore the track is under greater pressure after the increase in 2005 of the permissible loading capacity of each wagon based on wagon axle loads Large projects to relieve the pressure like the construction of dedicated freight corridors will take time The question at this stage is: In which direction should safety measures head In 2014 the government set up the Debroy Committee whose primary terms of reference appeared to be to suggest measures to reduce the alleged phenomenon in the Indian Railway management system of “thinking in silos” In its report of 2015 wholesale structural changes were suggested introducing what may be called “management generalism” If accepted this dilution of specialism or “professionalism” would lead to the erosion of accountability and would be disastrous for railway management particularly for railway safety The Debroy Committee Report on Railways (2015) recommends that departmentalism in railways (caused by “thinking in silos”) must be reduced through merger of Group ‘A’ Services either by (a) merger of all engineering services and civil services of the Indian Railways into one unified service or (b) the merger of all engineering Group ‘A’ Services into one unified service and all civil Group ‘A’ Services into another unified service and giving up the Ministry of Railways cum Railway Board system (in which policy and secretarial powers are with the chairman and board members who are not “generalists” but “professionals” and replacing it by a conventional Ministry of Railways (and later by a “Ministry of Transport”) which will be part of the current “central staffing scheme” manned by “generalists” as in the case of other ministries The above recommendations if accepted will remove “professionalism” from the top management level of the Indian Railways On the other hand this is their unique strength as this enables the views of the railway ministry to be articulated effectively by the chairman and railway board members based on their specialised experience Incidentally fixing of accountability as in the case of the Khatauli accident would not have been possible in the new system as in that there may not be any chief civil engineer chief operating manager or even a member civil engineering or member traffic etc available for fixing accountability and responsibility They would be replaced by “generalists” or “quasi generalists” The present “professional oriented” system for the Indian Railways was adopted from the very outset because of the size of its operations and its unique role in the economy of the country Sometimes there have been problems But the question is whether these have been because of the system or despite it A theory often propounded is that professionals are likely to have less vision This is repudiated by various examples in science and technology management structures The theory that specialist organisations like the Indian Railways lead to “managerial inbreeding” is also fallacious As is well known inbreeding — biological or managerial — takes place in small groups of similar people The Indian Railways are a huge group of dissimilar persons in nearly 20 disciplines interacting with each other The so-called “anti-departmentalism” move like the merger of Group ‘A’ Services and de-professionalisation of the Ministry of Railways would sound a death knell to the extremely crucial safety factor in the Indian Railways If there is a Unified Group A service for the Indian Railways as proposed by the Debroy Committee and there is a vacancy of the post of a deputy chief engineer (track) are we going to fill up this post by a traffic officer or a mechanical engineer This will be nothing short of catastrophic The “reduction in departmentalism” cannot be made into a fetish to be pursued at all costs The answer to departmentalism does not lie in merger of services and de-professionalisation of the Ministry of Railways Departments must not be gagged or demolished They must be allowed to flourish and have their say for they may be giving expression to a genuinely valid factor which may clash with equally valid points of view of other departments It is for the DRM GM or the Railway Board to arrive at what may be called the “Balance of Advantage Position” (BAP) which will be in the best overall interest of the organisation What is required is that major efforts be made towards improving the machinery for arriving at a BAP including the use of new techniques for assessing aptitudes capabilities etc In this the procedure for selection to high-level posts may include limited interviews by special broad-based selection boards assisted by qualified technical teams The writer is a former chairman of the Railway Board and chairman National Transportation Safety Board He worked earlier as secretary Shipping & Transport Secretary Works & Housing and adviser Transport Planning Commission For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsEffective August 1 2011 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing two (2) significant changes affecting skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and hospital swing-bed providers billing for Part A claims?he said. it’s just the outcome of our actions. 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