Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan
Long Live Liberty - Poem by Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan
We are a people of peerless unity
Come what may we’ve pledged solidarity:
Though some of us may demand
A separate Dalit Land
It testifies only to our sheer diversity -
Long live fraternity! !
Ours is a land of love affinity
Among all faiths now there is abiding amity:
Now Hindu, Muslim and Sikhs
In our parliament intermix
And deliberate amicably to remove hostility -
Cheers to secularity! !
Ours is a country that values integrity
We allow no favours to any caste, community:
We have reserved various positions
For Adivasis and Harijans
To demonstrate to the world our impartiality -
Long live equality! !
We are a race under no one's captivity
And when time comes we shall defy gravity:
Though we have joint collaborations
For which we borrow foreign loans
That does not mean that we feed on charity -
Kudos to sovereignty! !
We are a nation of growing prosperity
We have plenty of reserves to fight calamity:
And we produce so much rice
That we export at cheap price
For starvation deaths have now become a rarity -
Three cheers humanity! !
Ours is a nation that is all magnanimity
We regard warfare as sheer absurdity:
Even if some neighbours
Meddle with our affairs
We just ignore their antics to maintain amity -
Long live liberty! ! !
(on the 60th anniversary of India's independence)
Comments about Long Live Liberty by Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Still I Rise
The Road Not Taken
If You Forget Me
Edgar Allan Poe
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
A Dream Within A Dream
Edgar Allan Poe