My holy and great Motherland gave birth to several greats
To take care of hard won freedom and its democratic values
Great Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as one such Prime Minister
Friend of the poor Chief Minister Kamaraj great and selfless worker!
Humble worker of the Congress movement under Mahatmaji
Born on Fifteenth of July in the year Nineteen Thousand Three
In the South of my sacred homeland-India that is Bharath
Led the State and the Nation in a variety of noble ways!
The greatest Chief Minister Tamil Nadu privileged to have
The finest King Maker of India ever seen and had
His selfless service and sacrifices made him the noblest
Ever remembered for eternity- let us seek his blessings!
World thrives on the sacrifices of thousands of its sons and daughters
It is for the world to remember and follow their foot steps and serve!
Sacrifices for the family, society, nation and the world
In any form or mode- sacrifices sure deserve honor quite bold!
Eighteenth March is today National Supreme Sacrifice Day
To honor those who made tremendous sacrifices for the sake
And the good of others as well as those who sacrifice their lives
Every day for us.! The men and women in uniform who have lay
Down their lives protecting their country and communities. And those
Who stepped forward during times of crisis to rescue a stranger
Or a neighbor and gave the supreme sacrifice now and then.
These sacrifices don’t come in uniform often remain unsung.
An assassin is sung today- with a temple for him and books published
As inhumanly planned by some at the Center! The assassinated
Getting into oblivion- a paradox we see here in our
Holy Motherland India that is Bharath! Let us arrest the trend!
Lala Lajpat Rai was born on this day in Eighteen Sixty Five
A holy day in the history of my Motherland India -fine
Born in Punjab – prominent nationalist leader played great role
In our struggle for freedom. He was titled ‘Punjab Kesari’
‘The Lion of Punjab’. founded Punjab National Bank a nice Bank.
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
In Hisar Haryana named after Lajpatji right and fitting.
India the great our homeland has given birth to great stalwarts
One is Lala Lajpat Rai involving himself in freedom struggle
We fondly remember him on this day and pay our respects
We are to emulate such great SERVANTS of INDIA and serve!
A sacred day is today the great INDIAN REPUBLIC DAY
-January twenty Sixth! A day to remember Indian
Constitution came into force -Seventy years ago
In Nineteen Fifty, completing the country’s transition
And became an independent republic to the joy of Indians
Adding responsibility of protecting freedom won!
“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now
Time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, very substantially.
At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps,
India will awake to life and freedom” Great Nehruji’s
“TRYST WITH Destiny” words of the visionary Prime Minister
Greatest among all! Let us salute our Flag and Constitution!
Holy Mother Bharatha Matha gave birth to many great ones
In fields different and varied-politics, literature, Science
Who made the Nation great with their sterling services and brought
Fame and name to this great land of ours-Bharath that is India!
Today the twenty third of January a holy day for all
The jayanthi day of Nethaji Subhash Chandra Bose-quite tall
Whom the country reveres and respects for ever-born in
Eighteen Ninety Seven in Cuttack-rose to a great level
NETHA-LEADER—president of Indian National Congress
Formed Azad Hind Army-INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY-brought progress!
Though loved and respected Mahatma Gandhi, he was for different
Idea to get rid of British rule in India during World War Two
With the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan
India got freedom but he was not there to see the great event!
Nation with hoary culture- India my holy Motherland
Fell into the hands of outsiders for long quite long and
Lost some valuable thoughts and nobility to be reclaimed
Under Father of our Nation after a long march to freedom!
Twenty Sixth of November is today an important day
In the history of our post independent Nation- holy day
National Constitution Day- years sixty nine ago
Drafted and adopted the Constitution of India!
On this day in nineteen forty nine Constituent Assembly
Adopted the Constitution of India, came into effect
On twenty sixth of January nineteen fifty historic
Republic day! Let us all respect the provisions and follow!
As I normally used to say, besides my parents in their heavenly abode, I have three more mentors from HEAVEN who hold my hands and accompany me wherever and whenever I go out and bring me back home safely. They are great Poet Saint Thiruvalluvar, Mahakavi Barathiyar greatest national patriotic Poet from Tamilnadu and Mahatma Gandhi father of our holy Motherland-India that is Bharat.
Today is Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth day and here s a tribute paid to him by Barathiyar which I reproduce in Tamil along with transliteration and meaning in English.
வாழ்க நீ எம்மான்!
வாழ்க நீ எம்மான் , இந்த வையத்து நாட்டி லெல்லாம்
தாழ்வுற்று வறுமை மிஞ்சி விடுதலை தவறிக் கெட்டுப்
பாழ்பட்டு நின்ற தாமோர் பாரத தேசந் தன்னை
வாழ்விக்க வந்த மஹாத்மா! நீ வாழ்க; வாழ்க!
அடிமை வாழ்வ கன்றின் நாட்டார் விடுதலை யார்ந்து செல்வம்
குடிமையில் உயர்வு, கல்வி ஞானமும் கூடியோங்கிப்
புவிமிசைத் தலைமை யெய்தும் படிக்கொரு சூழ்ச்சி செய்தாய்!
முடிவிலாக் கீர்த்தி பெற்றாய் , புவிக்குளே முதன்மை யுற்றாய்!
VAZHGA NEE EMMAAN GANDHI!
Vaazhga nee emmaan, indha vaiyaththu naattilellaam
Thaazhvutru varumai minji vidudhalai thavarik kettup
Paazhpattu nindradhaamoar baaradha dhaesan thannai
Vaazhvikka vandha Gandhi mahaathmaa! Nee vaazhga, vaazhga!
Adimai vaazhvaganrin naattaar viduthalai yaarndhu selvam
Kudimaiyi luyarvu, kalvi njaanamum koodi yoangip
Padimisaith thalaimai yeydhum padikkoru soozhchchi seydhaay!
Mudivilaak keerthi petraay; puvikkuLae mudhanmai yutraay!
Long may you live, Gandhi Mahatma,
You who have brought new life to Bharat,
The land which of all lands on earth
Lay most degraded, poverty-stricken,
Ruined, forsaken, of freedom bereft.
Endless glory, yea, a crown
Universal you have gained
Devising a simple plan whereby
Our people can shake off slavery.
Breathe free, grow rich and learned and wise,
And show to all the world the way
Of true, enlightened citizenship.