BENGALURU: The state government is said to have decided to stick with Mysore Ananthaswamy’s composition of Naada Geethe (state anthem), Jai Bharata Jananiya Tanujaate.
According to sources in the Kannada and Culture Department, a decision in this regard will be announced soon. There was a controversy on whether to adopt the tune composed by Ananthaswamy or late singer C Ashwath and also on trimming the song.
Since there was no standardisation, people used to render the Naada Geethe in whatever tune they felt it right. In order to avoid this, the government had formed three committees since 2004 and finally the committee headed by writer Channaveer Kanavi trimmed the song from four minutes to one-and-half minutes and opted the tune without the alaaps.