On the eve of India’s Independence Day




Our heart swells with pride at the sight of our Tricolor Indian Flag

Do you know the meaning of colors used in the Indian flag?

SAFFRON stands for strength & courage of the country
WHITE stands for peace & truth
GREEN stands for prosperity & land fertility
BLUE “Ashok Chakra” represents the dynamism of peaceful change

Today I am sharing a beautifully worded patriotic song that was taught to us in school (Sacred Heart Convent School, Jamshedpur). Whenever I see our country’s flag swaying …… I am reminded of this song “Aloft the banners flying o’er ancient Hindustan

My school, Sacred Heart Convent School, Jamshedpur

I had posted the lyrics of this song last year and there were people asking for the song/tune. This song was “nowhere” on the internet…. until now! It prompted me to share it with all on the eve of our country’s Independence day (15th August 2020).

My school (childhood) friend Maitree Dasgupta Mani agreed to sing it for us and as a bonus, her musically inclined family (husband Mahesh Mani and sons Vedant & Siddhant) pitched in with the music!

We are delighted to present to one and all a ‘new & exclusive’ patriotic song to listen to, share and learn too. Hope you all love it!

Patriotic Song for Independence Day

Here’s the lyrics:
Aloft the banner’s flying O’er ancient Hindustan
Ye Saffron, White and Green proclaiming freedom’s sweetest morn
March on ye sons of freedom, unto your destiny
To build a glorious kingdom, of peace and happiness
To strive and build a kingdom where dwelleth righteousness
Arise, awake ye millions, ye sons of Hindustan
Keep on the constant vigilance to guard the freedom won
Wage on a ceaseless battle O’er hunger and on greed
Truth’s splendour let bedazzle dark legions that surround
Silence the sabre’s rattle yet fight the foes around
God bless the Indian Union, Bless thou our motherland
Grant us the help to serve the million Of this ancient land
Thou Lord of all creation, we praise Thy Holy Name
Preserve us as Thy nation to serve Thee ever more
Throughout all generations, to serve Thee ever more.


Statue of Indian soldiers planting the national flag. At: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India



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The Soul Is Here For It’s Own Joy!
Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe

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9 responses »

  1. Thanks a lot for sharing the lyrics of this song. I had been searching it like crazy. However, the music that we learnt for this song at Carmel Convent High School, Durgapur, is a bit different than this. Actually I’m searching for the lyrics of many other songs too that was taught to us at school to teach to my little one. If you can, please share with me other songs too.

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    • Hi Shubhashree, it’s good to connect with another Carmelite through songs we probably all grew up singing.

      We only have a hard copy. I am sure you will be able to get one from your school on request.

      If there is any particular song you want lyrics of I can share. We don’t have the pdf version. Though I am trying to find out …… Maybe lady luck smiles.


  2. What a fantastic share, Monika 🙂

    We never learnt this song, but it is so meaningful.

    Proud to be Indian, and thanks for bringing this relevant post to us. 🙂
    The #WW frame really needed a post like this for the week.

    Much love and unfettered dreams of growth and evolution for you. ❤

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    • Good Morning Natasha, this song I guess is taught in our school & maybe a few other Carmel schools. We had a song book; infact we all got a copy of it in our recent class reunion. The wordings are indeed beautiful.

      Apologies for a late revert. Daily schedule is erratic leaving me with little time ….. Hope to back on track soon.

      Till then loads of love & positivity 💙✨

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