“Healthy oceans, healthy planet”theme of the year sixteen
Three fourths of the earth has water all around-keep its sheen
In tact as our duty bounden on this day holy sure
On this great WORLD OCEAN DAY for our survival quite pure!
Great creation of the Almighty for the use of all
None to have the hegemony over the God’s gift tall
Yet all have duty to protect the protector-ocean
Giver of health and wealth to all on earth with great passion!
Sagar -the sea- is deemed as God in India by all
Offering prayer on the days holy taking bath
Not a dumping yard for garbage and carcass remember
Greatest gift of God -as an act of divine surrender!
Where is rain if oceans are not well protected by all
Where is food for human and animal beings sans sea
Where is transportation of men and goods sans sea route
All the reasons why on this day to resolve to protect sure!
Photo by N V Sharadha
“National Maritime Day” is today, an important day
Happy and proud citizens of India we are to pay
Our heartful wishes to all connected with navigation
An ancient history we have for a celebration!
History going back to hoary past we have this day since
Nineteen sixty four- for centuries we have trade and commerce
Vast coast to be guarded from alien intrusion by us
Coast guards doing a great and serious service tremendous!
Shores seven thousand five hundred kilometers long, dozens
Of Ports –major and minor- all over Bharath amazing
Enabling ninety percent of trade International fine
Moving through ships quite large- a wonderful maritime gold mine!
Dedicated to the welfare of our brethren
Saviors of the nation in its thick and thin
In extreme terrains and climate-dedicated souls!
For all their noble sacrifices for our sake
We owe it to them and their families our love
Love and regards by parting with an amount we can
As the young and old meet us with the Flag in return!
Nehruji said “a great way sure to indicate
Our deep appreciation is to contribute
To the Flag Day Fund- big and small becoming large
Millions of drops making a mighty ocean!
Our honor to the armed forces- the great soldiers
Airmen and sailors- protecting awful borders!
Civilian responsibility it is to show care for their families,
To display solidarity while their heads are away!
Throughout the country small flags and car flags in red,
Deep blue and light blue colors representing nice
The Services three – distributed to all
In return for donations –small and big yet tall!
Country is vast and borders great, sure needs to be protected
Armed forces three and their men give up their all – to be respected
Indifferent primates, terrain and far far away from home
People to take care as they deserve to be taken care as they roam
Operation Trident was on December fourth seventy one
In one night Vessel three was sunk by Indian Navy and won
Near Karachi – that saw the first use of anti ship missile
Capable are we – patriotic Indian none can assail
Vizag showcases for a week our strength in this branch of force
Our warships planes and tanks for the world to see and desist attack
Nationalistic citizens we are to stand by our forces strong
We are one – one forever as under Mahatma we did for long