MUCHIMILLI RAMAKRISHNA RAO
May I be worthy of this land of mine
And lay down my life for its prosperity and gain
May its honour be held so high
And in internal grandeur its flag shaall fly.
Strengthen me, oh, Lord! In my resolve to lead
A truthful life in thought, word and deed,
And a purposeful life of sacrifice and service
To the poor and needy in their hours of crisis.
May I be content with the things you grant
And live in peace and happiness without want,
With humble habits and honest ways
Intent on your grace to the end of my days.
May I be helpful in rebuilding the nation,
Into an upright and hard working civilisation;
Wasting no time in idle pleasures or ostentation
Till every Indian is from fear of starvation!