It was played at the conclusion.

In a mix up, a function attended by President Pranab Mukherjee to celebrate 125th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru started with Vande Mataram instead of the National Anthem.The organisers– Bidhan Memorial Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru 125th Birth Anniversary Committee later apologised for not following the convention of playing the National Anthem at the beginning of the function. It was played at the conclusion.

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Vande Mataram played instead of National Anthem in function attended by Pranab Mukherjee