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HNLU Raipur gets school geet sung by Shaan

Shaan sings for HNLUShaan sings for HNLU

HNLU Raipur may soon adopt a school-song, if its executive council approves of a version submitted for its consideration by the vice chancellor, who paid a professional studio to record it being sung by celebrity professional singers Shaan and Saadhna Sharma.

HNLU VC Prof Sukh Pal Singh told us that the song was being considered by the EC for the past one-and-a-half years, after the body rejected the original version of the song for being too long at five minutes and two seconds.

However, the EC had allowed a shorter version of about three minutes to be submitted again for deliberation. He said that the EC met once in every six months.

Singh, who is a former Benares Hindu University (BHU) professor said that the “school-geet” (geet, is Hindi for song) at BHU was the inspiration behind his move to work on a song for HNLU as well. The 2-minute long BHU anthem had been composed by BHU prof SP Singh, he told us.

For HNLU, the song was composed first by an agricultural science professor the VC was acquainted with, and then the VC and that professor modified the lyrics “in accordance with the objectives of HNLU”, he said. They asked Shaan and Sharma to record the song in a professional studio in Mumbai and the singers did not demand a fee for their services, Singh said.

HNLU rented the professional studio for the recording for around Rs 2 lakh, he said.

We have received the original 5:1:8m version of the song which runs into three stanzas of lyrics broken by five choruses.

Click the ‘play’ button below to listen:

The chorus:

Hidayatullah rashtra vidhi vishwavidyalaya

Dharma sansthapna dhyaya pratibadhh sheesh naam hai [X2]

The first stanza which mentions that the law school teaches civil, economic and constitutional legal principles:

Samaajik, aarthik, rajnaitik nyaya, abhivyakti ki swatantrata

Praapt karaana har naagrik ko avsar aur pratishtha ki samta

Raashtra ki ekta kaayam rakhte ye lakshay vidhi ke tamaam hai

The second stanza glorifying Raipur and Chhatisgarh, followed by three more stanzas, is as follows:

Raipur Nagri hi Raajvanshon ki thi raj thali thi

Chhattisgarh tha dakshin koshan yahi sanskaardhaani thi

Bachpan ke sakshi ko Hidayatullah ki rajposhiyon par maan hai

GNLU Gandhinagar also has a school song which, sources told us, was composed by its alumni.

Photo by BhodiDG1983

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Like +2 Object -5 22 07 Aug 18, 18:15
Seriously? What kind of reporting is this? LI is this the kind of bull cr*p you need to publish to see more traffic coming in?
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Like +17 Object -1 kianganz 07 Aug 18, 18:27 LI subscriber  interesting  top rated
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Like +16 Object -10 Guest 07 Aug 18, 22:49  interesting  controversial
Click like if you want ligally India to come up with a law school ranking.
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Like +5 Object -6 Wow 07 Aug 18, 18:27  controversial
How about you guys publish something people actually care about for a change??
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Like +5 Object -1 kianganz 08 Aug 18, 09:19 LI subscriber
Judging by the number of comments and outrage (including yours), it does seem like people really do care :)
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Like +2 Object -4 Wow 08 Aug 18, 15:40
If mocking means caring, then sure
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Like +20 Object -0 Q3 07 Aug 18, 18:38  interesting  top rated
Next story in LI

Director duo Abbas Mastan will direct a film based on the mystery firm 'Bathiya Legal'
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Like +1 Object -0 Honk honk 07 Aug 18, 18:48
I'll spoil it for you right now, the culprit is the Saket bus driver.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 08 Aug 18, 10:47
Who was taking the Kiki challenge?
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Like +15 Object -3 NLIU Ex-Student 07 Aug 18, 18:42  interesting  top rated
No wonder HNLU has been on a slide for some time now. Clearly the Law School has misplaced priorities . Good luck to HNLU
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Like +9 Object -2 Guest 07 Aug 18, 22:20  interesting
Can confirm. Am a current student.
Administration seems to not give a **** about things that matter and pulls off stunts like this, VERY often.
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Like +12 Object -2 why 07 Aug 18, 18:43  interesting
Nice to know HNLU is putting taxpayer money to good use.
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Like +0 Object -2 Beer Singh 07 Aug 18, 18:58
If only they had utilise
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Like +7 Object -1 Beer Singh 07 Aug 18, 19:03  interesting
I wish they had utilised the 2 lakh on something productive may be like increased funding for a moot team or improving student amenities. But then these things don’t sustain a law school. a good school song is what motivates students.
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Like +9 Object -1 Guest 07 Aug 18, 19:34  interesting
Law school gits creating law school geets. These people are the reason NLUs are rapidly becoming jokes instead of next generation institutes.
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Like +20 Object -2 Guest 07 Aug 18, 19:39  interesting  top rated
The song should have started with law padhne wale law padhte hain Shaan se, etc.
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Like +3 Object -0 Selected 08 Aug 18, 10:09
Please apply to HNLU for the next school song.
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Like +6 Object -0 Siddhi Suman 07 Aug 18, 20:51  interesting
HNLU administration has no money to conduct convocations, no money to give students for moots or papers, but this they happily spend money on. HNLU administration has perhaps forgotten even basic needs of students, but this was important.
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Like +0 Object -1 Guest 09 Aug 18, 14:52
Free mein kiya hoga Shaan ne. Probably related to a student.
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Like +9 Object -0 HNLUite 07 Aug 18, 21:44  interesting
I am sure Hidayatullah is rolling in his grave right now
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Like +4 Object -0 geetmala 08 Aug 18, 10:10
In tune to this terrible song, I'm sure
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 08 Aug 18, 10:49
Wouldn't a jive be more suitable to this?
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Like +4 Object -0 Conscientious objector 08 Aug 18, 02:56
Embarrassing peice of poop. Taher Shah's Eye to Eye makes more sense than this, so does MSG's loony discography.
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Like +8 Object -1 Macaulayputa 08 Aug 18, 03:23  interesting
Problematic on so many levels:

- Misplaced priorities
- Waste of public money
- The concept of a "school geet" like this is a primary school
- Cringeworthy lyrics
- Terrible melody, fusing Doordarshan music with cheesy 1980s saxophone
- Lyrics in Hindi for an English-medium catering to many from non-Hindi states
- Students actually supporting this and down voting comments criticising HNLU
- Decline in quality of news on Legally India.
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Like +8 Object -0 kianganz 08 Aug 18, 09:21 LI subscriber  interesting
Your last bullet point kinda contradicts all the other points you have made, I'm confused :)
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Like +2 Object -7 Chillll 08 Aug 18, 17:46
By your logic that "Lyrics in Hindi for an English-medium catering to many from non-Hindi states" even Jana Gana Mana and Vande Matram should also not be in Hindi because in India there are so many people who dont understand Hindi and India should have its own God save the queen/king type anthem. grand salute to you sir......
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Like +10 Object -0 Guest 08 Aug 18, 18:28  interesting
Did you just say Jana Gana Mana and Vande Mataram are Hindi songs? Really? LI is attracting completely uneducated readers too these days? Goodness gracious!
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Like +2 Object -5 Chillll 09 Aug 18, 11:14
Dear Sir....Thanky you for pointing out that I am not educated. First of all I was not taking about the original composition. What I was trying to say is that during Olympics, Cricket matches, badminton or any other sports.....when Indian sportsman represent at International level or in schools or you sing Jan Gana Mana in Hindi or in some other language..... My point is that why dont you raise any objection and why dont you write to PMO saying that during Olympics or other matches our National Anthem should be played in English.

My point was that if you are educated (may be i am not) than instead of fighting on such trivial issues we should fight with corruption, poverty and various social evils.
Because India has so much diversity and there cant be agreement on one respect the diversity and use your EDUCATION for betterment of society.

PS. I am sorry if the words are harsh. I have no intention to offend you.
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Like +3 Object -0 Guest 09 Aug 18, 15:48
@Chill with whatever number of Ls: First of all, I was not the person whose original comment you had responded to, but the person who objected to your atrocious statement of the two songs being in Hindi. If an educated person doesn't know which language his national anthem has been composed in, then that is certainly a reflection of such education and pointing that out is not elitism.
If you did not mean the original composition but something else, then your comment should have reflected that. It didn't. As a person with supposed legal education, you should be aware of the significance of words more than the lay person. Readers aren't supposed to go around trying to find what you might have meant in your mind.
Even what you clarified reveals your ignorance about the national anthem. Nobody sings it in their mother tongue inasmuch as I'm aware of, nor are they supposed to as per the law of the land. The pronunciation can of course have individual accents, but everyone is supposed to sing the original words only. Some of the words have obvious similarity with corresponding Hindi terms, since both have the same Sanskrit origin, but that doesn't make the song a Hindi one, regardless of whether it is being sung by someone whose mother tongue is Hindi or Malayalam.
About your subsequent advice on fight against corruption and social evils, etc., strangely enough, they were completely missing from your original comment. So it clearly appears to be a later addition on your part to divert attention from your original blatant mistake.
As for respect for diversity, I agree with that whole heartedly. Which is why a university having a bulk of students whose mother tongue isn't Hindi should actually think twice about having a song that is in Hindi (I strongly believe having a song at all, and getting it after that kind of expenditure, is a complete waste of students' and taxpayer's money and indicates the senility that afflicts the administration of most NLUs at present).
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Like +0 Object -0 Porky Pig 11 Aug 18, 00:10
Why the fuck are you on LI commenting on crap if you want to fight poverty :'D Please go ahead and do that.
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Like +0 Object -0 Dorky Dork 11 Aug 18, 00:12
There is some rumor that the VC is realted to Rajnath Singh and the RSS. Hence no action taken whatsoever against this clown.
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Like +3 Object -0 Pi 08 Aug 18, 21:16
They are in Bengali :()
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Like +5 Object -1 Guest 08 Aug 18, 23:52
As has been pointed out, Jana Gana Mana are Vande Mataram are Bengali songs written by Rabindranath Tagore and Bankim Chatterjee respectively. But you can stay in your parallel gau rakshak Hindi universe and support the HNLU VC.
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Like +5 Object -0 Guest 09 Aug 18, 09:16  interesting
Technically, Vande Mataram is in Sanskrit, not Bengali, at least not Bengali as we know it at present.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 09 Aug 18, 17:27
Knowing both the languages and having read the novel in original, I can vouch for the fact that while the font used for writing was indeed Bengali, the words were actually Sanskrit.
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Like +4 Object -0 HNLUite 08 Aug 18, 15:45
Gooood!! Now we're gonna be the number 1 NLU
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Like +1 Object -0 Chitrahaar 08 Aug 18, 19:41
Aur padhai kay kya hua?
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Like +1 Object -1 NLIU Ex-Student 12 Aug 18, 17:48
@Kian instead of such non consequential articles why don't you get back to the Legal Journalism which made Legally India so popular in the first place! For example restarting the Mooting Premier League? Those were the articles we were really interested in.
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