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A Republic Day Honour :)


In the tricolour of the Nation
Is borne the strength of a peoples

The sanctity of a saffron spirit
Seeking to express the divine within
Soliciting care, and depth of experience
Protector of a benediction of Heritage divine!

The Purity of white, that sees all!
That carries a universe of hues
That reflects the purity back
From whence it pours, on a land welcoming!

The fecundity of a green, ever fresh
In the prolific innovation,
In the creative renewal
In minds, souls and hearts, ever warm!

On a day such as this
When the land rejoices a birth
A coming of Age, once more
Let me too join, with a flight
Of the Tricolour, dreaming dreams
For my Land, hoping hopes
To ever shine, and be uplifting.

For, as with a Nation, it is
A day to celebrate, a treasure
A gift, of warmth, of appreciation
Of Honour, most high!

And this is in Thanks to the spirit
And creativity of Balvinder Singh
Who designed and awarded this
Beautiful motif;
Indebted Sir, and much more than that
Glad that in someway one shares
A common platform where perspectives
Meet, mingle, find acceptance and Grow!

Thank you Sir!


25 January, 2009

The Citation

On the eve of the Republic Day of our country, i take this opportunity to present this award to my blogger friends who have made a difference by writing their frank opinions in their blogs as well, as in the comment columns of other blogs. These bloggers have not written any sensational or luscious stories to attract traffic to their blogs, but they have put down in prose as well, as verse, whatever they have felt strongly about, may it be about their personal lives or about a burning issue of the society. The sole purpose of their writing has been to make a difference. I wish that their ideas may fructify and bring a change in the society for better. I salute them all.

Salutes to you too Sir!

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

15 thoughts on “A Republic Day Honour :)

  1. ……give me time and an hour to soak this in….I’llcome back I promise…:)


  2. You have seen so much in the colours and made us see them too…The saffron,white and green will never look the same to me again…what a completely new perspective!:)”When the land rejoices a birthA coming of Age, once more”Yes,indeed it is….:)….beautiful….the lines fill me with hope…so much..god bless you…for making us see that when everyone’s giving up hope…and so true…yes, the TRICOLOUR is our strength and so mcuh more..its hard to explain..what goes through my heart when I see it…emotions of every kind…..:)and a heritage divine!yes,yes and yes…..and we are the inheritors…:)and proud ones at that!!and what a beautiful way to accept an award….:)which reminds me I have not done so yet…just been hasty and greedy and put up the awards…:D off now:)


  3. Usha,”Tairna hai to smandar mein taironadi naalo mein kya rakha hai?Pyar karna hai to watan se karoIn bewafa ladkiyon mein kya rakha hai.”Happy Republic Day!Cheers,Sal


  4. Indyeah… Meg that note holds all the love of one who loves passionately and proudly, her Country! I just love the way I can read round eyed wondering expressions, furious yes-I-know nods, and a slightly parted mouth, in the enthusiasm to convey just how it is 🙂 🙂 Iknow that you know. And that is the sort of positive energy you bring in! Thank you for the wonderful way you have looked at this one too!Salil, perfecto verse! I know that when I see your name in the list of comments I am in for a treat, and you never disappoint! Thanks, thanks a lot!


  5. Its an interesting unique take on the tricolour!Beautiful award-Thank you for giving it to all your blogger friends Usha…does this mean I can have it too?(lolzzz)hey,you are a patriotic person! It comes out well through these lines-you can only write what you believe in really..go on Usha, India is richer because of women just like you


  6. Thank you, Mithe, for all those kind words for the write!!!


  7. Usha, aapne toh award ko chaar chaand laga diye apney shabdon ke saath.You have beautifully ebroidered the award with the rich thread of your intellect before dispalying it on your blog shelf. This is the most profound meaning i have ever come accross for the three coloures of our flag.”The sanctity of a saffron spiritSeeking to express the divine within””The Purity of white, that sees all!””The fecundity of a green, ever freshIn the prolific innovation” And yes we are on “a common platform where perspectives meet, mingle, find acceptance and Grow!”Too goodThanks and regards


  8. Balvinder, many thanks once again, for the honour of the award, for the warm words of appreciation and for the way you accept this token of gratitude in return! The occasion, the picture of the tricolour, soaring, all come together this special day truly. Thank you once again!


  9. “Baste vasudha par desh kahinJinki sushma samvishesh nahinPar Bharat ki guruta itniIs bhootal par kahin jitni”Jai Hind!Republic Day greetings to you… Peace.—A horrible internet connection earlier in the day. 😦 Else, would have commented long back!


  10. Karthik… glad you got here today! Greeting to you too! And yes, that verse is so apt for Her, it is! Wonderful! Thanks!


  11. Congrats Usha! 🙂 Written with feeling.


  12. Happy Republic Day, though belated. We celebrated Chinese New Year here, our own spring festival, in pouring rain! I loved your poem. I am not overtly patriotic, rather apathic about it, but your verse did make me feel proud of being an indian.


  13. Shail, thank you so much!Roopa, if this write did that to you, the honour and pleasure are truly mine! Thank you 🙂 Belated New year wishes of the land you live in too! 🙂


  14. Congratulations Usha ma’am! And what a beautiful write up there and a beautiful way of accepting the award too! 🙂


  15. Tara, thank you so much!!


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