My nation stands at the precipice 
A fledgling ready to leave the perch
Yet a maven helming a new world 
A beacon of a wise and vibrant past

A billion hopes ready to take wing
Aspirations waiting to fly high
A populace with a newfound voice
Diaspora that has found the spotlight 

You know you can reach where you’re going 
Once you know where you started from 
India today is an idea whose time has come 
Our tryst with our destiny has only just begun