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Campaign to be launched to teach people sing national anthem

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

A unique Awareness Campaign will be launched fromAugust 15, the country's independence day, to teach people to sing it fluently and

Former Karnataka Lokayukta and former judgeJustice Santosh Hegde will lead the campaign, to be organised by and' Rahstrageete Jagruti Abhiyana Samiti.

A specially designed Rath will run on the city roads.

It will have noted musicians on board and will lead a huge procession of folk artistes and volunteers, the organisers said.

The chariot will travel around 40 kilometres in T Dasarahalli Assembly constituency here and will stop at around 72 important junctions.

At each of these junctions, the volunteers would distribute the pamphlets to the local people.

"The purpose of this event is to make people understand the importance of our and when to give respect to it. National anthem is connected with patriotism. We arestarting this programme from 15th of this month at various places," said Justice Hegde.

Noted litterateur Prof said, "Though people sing national anthem, many don't know the lyrics properly. People even make mistakes in pronunciations. Hence, we shall distribute the lyrics of the national anthem in both Kannada and English."

V Lokesh Gowda, of Rahstrageete Jagruti Abhiyana Samiti, said well-known will hoist the tricolour and launch the Rath.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 19:35 IST