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!