July 15th, 2010

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 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.

– excerpted from Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

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