UNESCO declares Indian National Anthem best in the world: True or false?

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, and again in 2012, before reappearing at the end of 2014. 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.

The Indian National Anthem hoax email is in a series of online hoaxes, the recent ones being a fake picture of the baby of Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia just a few days ago, and also the fake photo of Aaradhya Bachchan – the daughter of Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan two years ago. Another fake was the beautiful Diwali lights photo clicked from space that emerged in 2011.

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