Finding hope through India’s story
When you feel let down by the world,
Remember how our country rose
From the ashes that colonialism left.
Learn to rise above
The people and situations that put you to the test.
When you feel weak and insufficient,
Remember the Green revolution
Which helped India move from food shortage to surplus.
Learn that weakness can give way to strength
And failure to success.
When you feel overwhelmed by your problems,
Think of the number of covid vaccine doses given
More than two billion!
Learn that even the impossible can be achieved
With courage and conviction.
When you feel held back by your past,
Remember India went from a dismal literacy rate
To a leader in technology, education, and medicine.
Learn that where you come from
Need not dictate where you are going.
When you feel a fear of the unknown,
Just see how our nation has grown.
From a Land of snake-charmers
To a land of entrepreneurs
From female infanticide
To a female President and All-women contingent
From Flag Satyagraha
To Har Ghar Tiranga
From being ignored and belittled
To being honored and celebrated
Today and every day let our nation inspire us
To contribute to a future much more glorious.