The MP Govt is in news lately (atleast among the NDTV wallahs) for its move to introduce a "state" anthem. Proponents for it say it is designed to create a sense of "belonging" among the MP people and the opponents, as usual, say it will divide people instead of national integration. Please discuss about it. ================================================== Personally I think it is not bad as imposing "homogeneity" on a national level was never an agenda in India and the basic idea of the Union of India is federalism and maintaining a distinct state identity and celebrating the diversities with the ideas of being united through the Indianness. In TN also there is a defacto state anthem - the Tamizhthai Vazhthu (Glory to Mother Tamizh), though not many know it.