National anthem of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
|English: National Anthem|
Former national anthem of Afghanistan
|Also known as||Garam shah lā garam shah (English: Be ardent, be more ardent)|
|Lyrics||Sulaiman Laiq, 1978|
|Music||Jalīl Ghahlānd, 1978|
The music was the work of Jalīl Ghahlānd and was arranged by Ustad Salim Sarmad, and the lyrics were by the poet Sulaiman Layeq on behalf of the government of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) headed by Nur Muhammad Taraki, who decided to change the national symbols after the Saur Revolution of 1978.
Like many national anthems, it was sometimes sung abbreviated: only the chorus and the first stanza.
|Wikisource has the official lyrics for this national anthem:|
- "Afghanistan (1978-1992)". nationalanthems.info. 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
- Visser, Derkwillem (1991). Flaggen, Wappen, Hymnen: Bevölkerung, Religion, Geographie, Geschichte, Verwaltung, Währung (in German). Battenberg. p. 258. ISBN 9783894410445.
- The Journal. Rabetat al-Alam al-Islami. 1979. p. 62.