Trimmed Clip of B’desh Anthem Playing at WB School Goes Viral

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CLAIM

A video of school girls in West Bengal holding the national flags of India and Bangladesh as the latter’s national anthem plays in the background has gone viral on social media.
The users who shared it showed concern over playing Bangladesh anthem and country’s flag hoisting on India’s Independence Day.

According to the claims, the video is from Rampurhat Girls’ High School in West Bengal’s Birbhum.

You can find the archived version of the tweet here.

You can find the archived version of the tweet here.

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TRUE OR FALSE

The video has extrapolated from a longer video which shows celebrations in the school.

Though Bangladesh’s anthem ‘Sonar Bangla’, which literally translates to ‘the Golden Bengal’ and was written by Rabindranath Tagore in praise of Bengal in general, was played in the video, the school authorities say it was a part of a play.

WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

The school held a function on 15 August to celebrate Independence Day. We also found videos of the event on the school’s Facebook page.

দর্শক বন্ধুদের পুনরায় দেখার জন্য অনুরোধ জানাচ্ছি । পুরো ভিডিও টা আমরা জোগাড় করতে পেরেছি । কিন্তু সেখানেও রয়েছে…

Posted by Rampurhat my home town onFriday, August 16, 2019

In the longer version of the video, it can be seen that India’s national anthem was played, which was followed by Bangladesh’s anthem.

Independence Day 2019

Posted by Rampurhat Girls’ High School onThursday, August 15, 2019

Independence Day 2019

Posted by Rampurhat Girls’ High School onThursday, August 15, 2019

The Quint spoke to former school principal, Sukanta Sarkar, who said that the event takes place every year and that the idea is to celebrate Rabindranath Tagore, who had written anthems for both the nations.

Sarkar said that a short snippet of the event’s video has been taken out of context and circulated on social media. He said that celebrations were done on the the occasion of Rakhi and Independence Day.

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