Monday, September 11, 2006

Pledge - India ప్రతిఙ

I hope almost all Indians know this pledge, we pledged in our schools. Once I had this post on my blog, most of my friends were not pleased to see kids stuff in here. Is it only for children and is it to be forgotten after you join college? Then why would one want us to recite it when we are young? I agree with each and every line this pledge says. Especially because I feel the difference and am seeing the culture that is different from ours. Respecting elders and teachers? It is a total contrast here in the US. All the reverence we used to have for our teachers is absent here. There isn't any such concept (May be I am mistaken). I feel like I rediscovered the pledge, which is long forgotten.


భారతదేశము నా మాతృభూమి.
భారతీయులందరూ నా సహోదరులు.
నేను నా దేశమును ప్రేమించుచున్నాను.
సుసంపన్నమైన బహువిధమైన నా దేశ వారసత్వ సంపద నాకు గర్వకారణము.
దానికి అర్హుడనగుటకై కృషి చేయుదునని,
నేను నా తల్లితండ్రులనూ, ఉపాధ్యాయులనూ, పెద్దలందరినీ గౌరవింతునని,
నా దేశము పట్ల, దాని ప్రజల పట్ల భక్తి శ్రద్ధలు కలిగి ఉందునని ప్రతిఙ చేయుచున్నాను.
వారి శ్రేయోభివృద్ధులే నా ఆనందమునకు మూలము.

Pledge - India

India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give respect to my parents, teachers and elders and treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.
In their well being and prosperity alone lies my happiness.
Jai Hind!