Cen­tral In­for­ma­tion Com­mis­sion Di­rects PMO to Fur­nish Facts About Na­tional An­them, Song

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

NEW DELHI: The Cen­tral In­for­ma­tion Com­mis­sion has di­rected the PMO to “ini­ti­ate fresh ef­forts” to find out the his­tor­i­cal facts about the na­tional an­them and na­tional song af­ter the lat­ter re­fused to an­swer an RTI query on the same, claim­ing that the in­for­ma­tion did not per­tain to it. The query was filed by Harinder Dhin­gra who wanted the Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice (PMO) to “cer­tify if ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was the na­tional an­them and ‘Vande Mataram’ the na­tional song, be­sides com­plet­ing the file not­ing on dec­la­ra­tion of Gu­rudev Rabindranath Tagore’s poem as the na­tional an­them.”— WISE WORDS

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