Composed by Ber.kim Chandra Chotterji, the song Vancle Mataram is the Notional Song of India. This song has been a source of inspiration to the people in their struggle for freedom. It was first sung at the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress. It reads
Sujalam, suphalam, malayajashi-talam, Shosyoshyamalam, Mataram! Shubhrofrotsno, pulakitayaminim, Phullakusumita drumadala shobhinim, Suhasinim sumadhura bhashinim, Sukhadom, voradam, Mataram!
The English translation of the song rendered by Sri Aurbindo is as follows: I bow to thee, Mother,
cool with the wind of the south,
dark with the crop of the harvests, the Mother I
Her nights rejoicing in the glory of the moonlight,
her lands clothed beautifully with the trees in flowering bloom,