A hoax email has resurfaced that claims that UNESCO has declared the Indian National Anthem Jana Gana Mana to be the best in the world. This email message has gone viral on Facebook and Whatsapp again. It appears to have first emerged in 2008 to till date. This message is believed to be fake and reports say that UNESCO has denied any such declaration on their part.
A Facebook page has also been created asking Indians to be proud because the Indian National Anthem has been declared the best in the world by UNESCO.
Jana Gana Mana is based on a Bengali-Sanskrit poem written by Rabindranath Tagore, India’s great poet and author of pre-Independence era who had also put his poem to tune.