Education And Riches Both Go Hand In Hand! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
The calf of high breed cow
...can be sold for a higher price!
The people will listen to the words
...of uneducated person, if he is rich!
The words of an educated person
...will not be respected, if he is poor!
Even though as if people listen,
...And of course they don’t follow and forget!
It is similar to ploughing the slightly wet land,
...But the ploughing will not be very deep!
So one should be educated;
...He should become rich also by decent means!
Hence Education and riches,
...Both go hand in hand and respected!
One should not be uneducated,
...Everybody must have quality education!
One should not be poor,
...Everybody should work hard and earn wealth!
Poet's Notes about The Poem
This poem 'Education And Riches Both Go Hand In Hand! 'is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'naalatiyaar'
நல்லாவின் கன்றாயின் நாகும் விலைபெறூஉம்
கல்லாரே யாயினும் செல்வர்வாய்ச் சொற்செல்லும்
புல்லீரப் போழ்தின் உழவேபோல் மீதாடிச்
செல்லாவாம் நல்கூர்ந்தார் சொல்.115 மெய்ம்மை
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