May the One who creates, preserves and dissolves life protect thee….
May all negativity and fears, spirits malignant and unfriendly, flee thee….
For the earth's shadow and light
Has stayed over years.
With its cares and its hope it has thrown
A language of its own
Into blue skies.
It lives in my joys and glooms
In the spring night's buds and blooms
Like a Rakhi-band
On the future's hand.
Put the kumkum and blessed rice on the head
Where will dwell right thoughts and noble action.