A great poet and politician she was- Nightingale of India- nice
Born in a Bengali Hindu family this day in Eighteen Seventy Nine
In a family of leading poets and politicians- studied in Chennai
And at King’s College London, later at Girton College, Cambridge!
Worked with Mahatma Gandhi, Gokale and Annie Besant played great
Role in the long journey to freedom – Congress President she was
Imprisoned for her political activities – natural treat
Witnessed the birth of FREEDOM at MIDNIGHT- UP Governor she was!
We salute the great lady on this memorable day-her birth day
Several volumes of prose and verse to her credit- a treat
To lovers of literature- rightly named Nightingale of India
Her name indelible and her memories to last for decades!
The darkest day in the Indian history was this day
Thirtieth January nineteen Forty eight- a black day
The day a criminal shot to death Father of the Nation
The assassin lost mental balance-deserving admonition!
Condemn-able is the efforts of those who glorify Godse
And to publish his books and put up a temple for the criminal!
The life of a noble gem- Father of the Nation who by
Efforts great and through means non-violent- was eliminated!
On this day and the National Martyrs’ day, people patriotic
To take a pledge to follow the ideals – of Gandhiji
Peace, truth and nonviolence all disputes to be resolved
At all levels and at all times by all and sure solved!
With a great pride and pleasure I unfurled our respectful TRI COLOR on 26th January- on the Republic Day in our wonderful colony JEEVAN Bhima Nagar, Chennai.
As I was returning home the flag called me and engaged in a conversation when it outpoured its anguish and sadness. Here is given the gist:
Flag: Oh my great friend, do you know me?
Replied I: What do you mean just an hour back it was I who unfurled you!
Flag: Yes I know and remember for ever; after all you people think of me only twice a year!
In a sullen mood I kept quite.
Flag: I know you can not answer this question! Thank God I could breathe fresh air this day. I have to get back to the cupboard and come again to breathe the fresh air only after seven months!
I responded this time: I am sorry.
Flag: I wonder how many of you atleast remember me on other days?
Again I had no answer to provide.
Flag: Do you know atleast my history?
Me: Yes, I read it my school book 65 years ago.
Flag: I never asked did you read. I only asked you whether you know!
In silence I nodded my head to communicate that I don’t.
Flag: Some one told me that you wrote about me!
Said I: Yes on 15th August 2017 I wrote about you in my blog quoting Mahakavi Bharathiyar praising you in Tamil. I gave it in English also.
Flag: When was it?
Replied I: ON 15th August last year.
Flag: I know that is why I told you that you people remember me only twice a year!!
I had no defence.
Flag: In the rest of the days do you know how many among you make use of me in a rubbish manner?
I know many wrap it on their body and other materials at home or office to protect from dust!
Flag: I am happy in some Government offices they allow fresh air to me from morn till evening every working day!
Desparately I told: “Be happy with it”!
Flag: It is not my happiness; your duty it is as per your own rules framed by great men among you.
Asked I: DUTY! In which era you are in?
Flag: Do you know I represent your culture and tradition-prosperity and sacrifice, transperancy and peace?
Said I : yes, but…………………………….
Flag: What is that but……………………..Your guilty conscience pricks you –am I right?
Said I in a guilty voice: Yes and no! I don’t know whether today I have any conscience left with me at all!
FLAG emphatically said and began to flutter in the air majestically: Time has come to think and act as a Nation lest the efforts of the great freedom fighters will go waste and you will have no redemption. .
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Vandhe Maatharam! Jai Hind!
On this holy day the twenty sixth of January fifty
“We gave to ourselves the great Indian Constitution” hefty
With republic day parade showing the culture of our Nation
A day in the year in pearls of words- to citizens’elation!
The sixty ninth Republic Day of India is this sacred day
The highlight of the day the parade at the India Gate
Presenting culture of the states various of the Nation
Bringing out our greatness in fields different-great creation!
Ten heads from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia,
The Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei
Will be our chief guests. parade participants from our Army, Air Force,
Navy, and over seven hundred students across the guest countries- new source!
Vandhe Maatharam! Jai Hind!
Thiruppur Kumaran Memorial Statue, Thiruppur.
Textile Town Thiruppur of Tamilnadu a great place of fame
Thousands of workers build up the town to establish its fair name!
India that is Bharath- my Motherland holy
Bharath matha – my great, beloved Mother truly
Gave birth to many people noble in all her land
Making the nation a proud and happy band!
No religion, no caste, no language, no rural No urban divides
Were there to ensure great Indian society real plural
All under the leadership of Father of the Nation Mahatma
Worked with the noble spirit of freedom with unquenchable passion.
One was born deep in the South in village Chennimalai
On this day died eighty six years ago due to police assault
Holding our tricolor Flag Tight on hand chanting “Bharath Matha ki jai”!
Tirupur Kumaran,Brave warrior of Gandhi force Joined with mind set high
On goal and body focused towards the noble end and Sacrificed
His all as the practice with freedom fighters immortalized!
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After riots broke out in Nowkali, East Bengal.
Lord Almighty-my great God created the universe
Gives wisdom enough to keep peace and poise in entire course
Sans hatred and enmity, disharmony and distrust
Alas! Man in his own thoughts and views spoil that trust!
In our onward journey to freedom, hardles several
We had to cross- through his methods unique overall
Father of our Nation guided with his non violent means
When partition was announced he opposed with all his strength!
Opposed to unity, people created ruckus- the society
Went into flames- violence erupted between the two
communities major and in his style began the peace march
On this day in ninety forty seven on hand a peace torch!
The flag of Indian Independence inspired the nation
Tricolor with magical impact, won the admiration!
On this holy day in nineteen forty three Nethaji Bose
Raised the sacred flag at Port Blair as a mark of our freedom!
Subhash Chandra Bose through his Indian National Army
Fought for our freedom in his own ways and means quite stormy
Along with Mahathma Gandhiji’s means of sathyagraha
Bose had his own respect for Gandhiji’s methods for the cause!
Freedom born in that midnight nurtured by the great people
Cannot afford to be meddled with any forces –unscruple
We have to be on constant vigil nd take the Nation along
The path of peace and prosperity, joy and harmony for long!
N S C Bose with INA soldiers.
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