Freedom from occupation of the land
But what about freedom
from exploitation of gender and hunger
from fights over caste and religion
from inequality based on creed and region
India, my great land of legends
when are you going to be really FREE?
Give me the power to dare
to reach the heights with no fear,
Instead of meekly stand and stare.
Give me the courage to defend
the innocent from injustice of any kind,
Instead of simply sit back and pretend.
Give me the strength to protect
the unique and wild to keep them intact,
Instead of finding excuses to destruct.
Give me the heart to offer
whatever is left in the coffer,
Instead of walking past those who suffer.
Give me the chance to dream
Give me the courage to dare
Give me the conviction to do.
GIVE ME THE POWER TO CHANGE,
THE POWER TO CHANGE MYSELF,
TO CHANGE MYSELF FOR THE BETTER.