Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Father, let my country awake....

This is what I pray for today, when India is celebrating 63 years of its independence.

Tagore wrote this much before India gained Independence and sadly this prayer is more relevant today than ever before....

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

I wish to see an India :

1) Where food does not rot in Govt godowns while millions starve to death.
2) Where every child is allowed to enjoy his childhood without having to worry about supporting the family.
3) Where each one is free to worship his God in his own way.
4) Where corruption has not become the life-blood of the administration.
5) Where the leaders do not act like leeches surviving off the very populace that they are supposed to lead.

I hope God grants enough sense and wisdom to our leaders to help steer our country in a more peaceful and prosperous direction

Wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day!

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