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Our India

6 March 2011 7 Comments

When our mother land is dwindling away by corruption… when citizens are feeling let down by leaders.. this poem instills faith that change is possible and we have done it in the past.. India, which was once crawling in poverty.. stood up to rewrite history.. And we can do it again! Inspired by India Poised Video by Amitabh Bachchan, this 40th poem of mine is a patriotic poem about our mother land! OUR INDIA!

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நம் பாரத நாடு

பள்ளத்தில் விழுந்ததன்று பாரத நாடு.. எழுந்து..
பல்லக்கில் சென்றதின்று பாரத நாடு..

கனவு வளர்ததன்று பாரத நாடு.. நினைவாக்க
கண் விழித்ததின்று பாரத நாடு..

சாதியில் குனிந்ததன்று பாரத நாடு.. சாதித்து
தலை நிமிர்ந்ததின்று பாரத நாடு..

வாய்ப்புக்கு காத்திருந்ததன்று பாரத நாடு.. வெற்றி
வாய்ப்பையே உருவாக்கியதின்று பாரத நாடு..

தரித்திரத்தில் தவழ்ந்ததன்று பாரத நாடு.. எழுந்து..
சரித்திரத்தை திருத்தியதின்று பாரத நாடு..

பாரத நாடு.. நம் பாரத நாடு..

ஜெய் ஹிந்த்!

The english translation (literal word to word translation) is given below:

India once, fell into the pit..
India today, got up and went in a chariot..

India once, just kept dreaming..
India today, open its eyes to chase those dreams..

India once, drops its face down due to caste..
India today, lifted its face up by achievements..

India once, waited for opportunities..
India today, created so many opportunities..

India once, crawled in poverty..
India today, got up and rewrote the history!

India, Our India!

Jai Hind!

The english script for the poem is below.

Nam Bhaaratha Naadu

PaLLaththil vizhundhadhandru bhaaratha naadu.. Yezhundhu..
Pallakkil sendradhindru bhaaratha naadu..

Kanavu vaLarthadhandru bhaaratha naadu.. Nenaivaakka
KaNN vizhiththadhindru bhaaratha naadu..

Saadhiyil kunindhadhandru bhaaratha naadu.. Saadiththu
thalai nimirndhadhindru bhaaratha naadu..

vaaypukku kaaththirundhandru bhaaratha naadu.. vetri
vaaypaiyae uruvaakkiyadhindru bhaaratha naadu..

Dhariththiraththil thavazhndhadhandru bhaaratha naadu.. yezhundu..
sariththiraththai thiruththiyadhindru baaratha naadu..

Bhaaratha naadu.. Nam Bhaaratha Naadu..

Jai Hind!


Previous poem on dolphins can be found here. All my poems can be found here.

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  • Arun Kanagasabapathy said:

    Inspiring poem sundar

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    thanks arun 🙂

  • Usha said:

    I had goosebumps when I read. Brought tears to my eyes!!
    Great to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hope we find it soon.

  • sukanya said:

    Awe-inspiring poem… Beautifully written 🙂

  • Naresh said:

    Super poem with superb thoughts

    aanal enakku oru chinna doubt ,
    this poem gives me an impression as if our Bharatha Naadu has achieved or has become top in the world and its like congratulating our Naadu similar to nammazhvar singing pallaandu, aanal corruption pathi onnum sollavey illa ?
    ezhunthu bharathathai mela uyarthunu sollavey illa ?

    sorry for the criticism aanal this is what i felt,
    as usual my fav lines in this poem are

    PaLLaththil vizhundhadhandru bhaaratha naadu.. Yezhundhu..
    Pallakkil sendradhindru bhaaratha naadu

    cheers

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    @Usha Attai, @Sukanya: Thanks a lot..

    @Naresh: this poem has nothing to do with corruption.. It comes at a time.. when India is facing corruption charges.. It says.. our India has done well given the past and reassures that it will do well in the future.. basically I have HOPE on India.. 🙂