I guess you must have read this news of Narayanamurthy and the National Anthem.
If not, heres someextracts from the DEccan Herald for you.
Dont worry,,,,, he has apologised.
It seems we never learn...
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National anthem could make foreigners at Infy uneasy:
Narayana Murthy, Infosys
DH News Service Mysore:
"We had arranged for five people to sing the anthem.But then we cancelled it as we have foreigners onboardhere. They should not be embarrassed while we sing theanthem," said Infosys chief mentor Narayana Murthy.
As per the protocol, the national anthem was playedtwice at Infosys campus here as President A P J AbdulKalam stepped in and out -- the only difference being,it sounded like a bad arrangement of musical notes. Inother words, the anthem, which should command theutmost respect from all true-blue Indians, did not getits due, from whoever was responsible -- the speakersat the do or the person who ‘orchestrated’ it.
Which made many wonder: Among the 5,000 employees,most of them Indians, wasn’t there a decent group ofsingers who could sing the anthem of the countrywithout discomfiting its first citizen?
When the media posed this question to Infosys ChiefMentor N R Narayana Murthy after the event, he said:“Indeed, we had arranged for five people to sing theanthem. But then we cancelled it as we have foreignersonboard here. They should not be embarrassed while wesing the anthem.”
Then what is India-based Infosys doing to enhance theimage of India apart from ‘creating wealth andbuilding super campuses’? “We will correct it nexttime,” was all Mr Murthy had to say, clearly riled bythe mention.
Meanwhile, just as the “band” national anthem (playedon keyboard) was played towards the end of theprogramme, President Kalam sang along with child-likeenthusiasm while others barely moved their lips.
Somebody was heard, asking: “Was it too much to paydue attention to the revered symbols of the nationjust so that a small percentage of foreign traineesdon’t get fidgety”.
ആരും തിരക്കില് ശ്രദ്ധിക്കാതെ പോയ വലിയ വാര്ത്ത