Great Republic Day is today
sixty seven years since it was born
With joy and gaiety functions we have
Great French Chief to make
Memorable visit not to fade
Not in the past had anyone made!
Flags are fluttering with joy and pride
Troops are moving pretty fast as tide
Parachute-rs gliding in the air
Paratroopers doing very fair
Army men and women passing smart
All the people grateful in their heart!
Cultural pageants a treat great to eyes
From all parts of the country so nice
Reflecting great culture and tradition
For the whole world to see with admiration!
Intellectuals a worried lot
Promised development where to spot?
Nation’s unity not to be harmed
People’s well being sure to be nursed
Nation’s core values not to be torn
Country’s pride not to be left forlorn!