Gitanjali AF Version

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My dear friends,

AF version of the original gitanjali has been penned by me as an outburst of the events occurring in the Armed Forces. I hope, it stimulates the peace loving mind to achieve ……………  The original Gitanjali by Tagore is appended below.

GITANJALI – AF version
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Head Without Tear
Where the action is without tear and the salute is held high;
Where leadership is a tree;
Where the forces has not been broken up
Into fragments by narrow regimented walls;
Where orders come out from the depth of experience;
Where tireless training stretches its arms towards dedication;
Where the clear stream of capability
has not lost its way in the mandatory courses of staff duties and appointments;
Where the action is led forward by thee into ever-increasing honour —
Into that ARMY of pride, my chief, let my forces live.
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Heart Without Fear
Where each activity is without fear and the rank is beaten down;
Where silence is free;
Where the ranks are broken up into fragments by thick regulations;
Where words come out from the noise of shallowness;
Where tireless scheming stretches its arms on the greens;
Where the science of warfare
has lost its way in pay and precedence;
Where the rank is led forward by glee into ever-enlarging meet and eat —
Into that shell of life, my chief, put my enemy best.
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A salute for the Armed Forces
by
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GITANJALI – Original
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Mind Without Fear
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up
into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action —
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

By Rabindranath Tagore

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