Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Bangladesh National Anthem Lyrics on FDC

"Amar Shonar Bangla" was written in 1906 during the British partitioning of Bengal, a time of great national unrest. The anthem was adopted in 1971 by the provisional government, and officially approved after independence on January 13, 1972. According to the constitution, the first ten lines are official. The composer of the words and music for this anthem, Rabindranath Tagore, also wrote the words and music to India's national anthem.

My Bengal of gold, I love you
Forever your skies, your air set my heart in tune
As if it were a flute.
In spring, O mother mine, the fragrance from your mango groves
Makes mewild with joy-
Ah, what a thrill!

In autumn, O mother mine,
In the full-blossomed paddy fields,
I have seen spread all over - sweet smiles!
Ah, what a beauty, what shades, what an affection
And what a tenderness!
What a quilt have you spread at the feet of banyan trees
And along the banks of rivers!

Oh mother mine, words from your lips
Are like nectar to my ears!
Ah, what a thrill!
If sadness, Oh mother mine, casts a gloom on your face,
My eyes are filled with tears!

Above is the first day cover with the lyrics of the national anthem issued on Independence and National Day 2008