India's Message of Hope

On behalf of the Ambassador of India to the United States, the Embassy of India Student Hub presents India's Message of Hope, from India's hope -- our youth.

Students voice the very relevant poem by Nobel laurate Rabindranath Tagore written, and then also translated, by him over 100 years ago: "Chitto Jetha Bhayshunyo" (Bengali) or "Where the Mind is 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.