Article: “State Anthem must in govt schools” (Page 5)
- Axom Sarbasiksha Abhiyan Mission has made it mandatory to perform the State Anthem ‘O Mor Aponar Desh’ whenever there is any occasion, meeting, etc., – other than morning assembly – in the government schools.
About ‘O Mor Aponar Desh’:
- It is the State song of Assam. It was written by Lakshminath Bezbarua and attuned by Kamala Prasad Agarwala.
- It was first published in 1909 in an Assamese magazine named Bahi ("flute").
- It was officially adopted as the State song of Assam at the Assam Student Conference held in Tezpur in 1927.
- The song was translated to Mising by Tabu Taid.
- ‘O Mur Aponar Desh’ was added to the MELODIES OF FREEDOM an initiative taken by the government of India in light of ‘ Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.