Gone are the days of foreign rule,
heroic deaths on battlefield,
untiring struggles of non-violence.
World awoke to greet free India,
Angel of equality and fairness,
Messiah of peace and unity.
Heroic wars were many fought,
Famine floods ravaged not her spirit,
yet her own sons drained her spirit.
children on streets begging for food,
Women fighting for respect and safety,
freedom long won yet struggles aplenty.
Sons and daugters more than she can bear,
yet no Jhansi rani enforcing women's rights,
yet no Bhagat Singhs to slay the corrupt .