Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – Now Vandemataram

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…

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December 3, 2014

Dear Friends,


Subject: Now Vandemataram


We thrust on you today what is generally known to many. Since we have only recently dabbled with the so-called controversy on Jana Gana Mana, we felt we could share with you some excellent clarification that came by on VANDEMATARAM, the song on which the nation’s freedom movement had started since the days when the freedom fighters were called “terrorists” by the Britishers and the British Government as well.

In many ways, the “story” of VANDEMATARAM paralles the ‘story’ of India’s Iron Man Sardar Vallabhhai Patel. Every one knew Patel will be the first Prime Minister of Independent India, and towards that he secured 15 votes with two abstentions and no one in favour Jawaharlal Nehru. But, generations will not know that story.

Similarly, ‘Vandemataram’ was to be the National Anthem of Independent India but that also did not materialise, and generations later will possibly never know the ‘story’. These are, truly speaking, like aberrations in history that get drowned by the force of the mainstream developments.

Friends, we shall take here the privilege of reading along with you the first part of the mail (separately attached):


· The controversy over selection of Janaganamana in place of widely expected, anticipated Vandematarm as national anthem continues to date. Whether Janaganamana is written in praise of King George on his coronation may or may not be an issue. But more important why Vandemataram is dethroned so easily disregarding sentiments of overwhelming majority of people of India, using spurious, bogus excuses by Nehru ilk who by the time of 1950 when the selection was made, had all the power in his hand.

· “Jana Gana Mana was selected as the national anthem of India in 1950 after considerable debate overruled Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s popular Bengali song Vande Mataram in the face of Muslim opposition.”

· There is nothing in Koran that prohibits one honoring his mother. For fanatics among Moslems , what is objectionable then and now is still same. Kafirs should not get happy or proud. So every thing from nation’s independence to national anthem became a controversy, occasions to spill blood to deprive majority of India any joy of winning freedom or pride to hail their motherland. Actually they are not at fault really for after all such attitude is not unexpected given their long history of aggression. Blame should squarely rest on Gandhian appeasers and Nehruvian secularists who yielded at every crucial turn succumbing to fanatic Moslem demands including ‘fantastic nonsense’ of partition, which were Nehru’s words just 3 weeks before India’s holocaust. And these people are hailed as ‘freedom fighters’. Whose freedom?


The second part of the mail details occasions when eminent world leaders had chanted Vandemataram. The last part carries historic details on how on different occasions different eminent singers had rendered the song in different ragas/tunes.

The one point that, according to Nehru disqualified Vandemataram, was this song is not rhythmic enough to fall in line with western orchestra, has been so badly exposed as to deserve the relevant portion of the mail to be reproduced here:


“To counter the argument, that the foreign band troops should easily be able to play it, he (Krishnarao Fulambrikar) consulted the chief of the British Police Band-Mr.C.R.Gardner. He in turn with the help of British Naval Band Chief, Stanely Bills, rehearsed it on the brass instruments on the British Naval Band. Both the foreigners immediately gave their positive opinions that it was suitable to be played on the ‘foreign’ instruments and certified this opinion in writing.”


Well, friends, we beg apology from those whom we have bored with this piece. For those, who want to know more details on this, please take your time to go through the attachment at your own time. Our humble feeling is it is well worth reading closely and also saving a hard copy. We have done that, friends.

And, at the end, we join you in sincerely thanking Shri Chelvapila for having shared this mail with us.



Your sevak,

D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

Source: Patriot Forum

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