<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//GU" ""><HTML lang="en" lang="en" xml:lang="en" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head><META content="IE=5.0000" http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible"> <LINK href="efonts.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"> <title> ?</title> <META content="Kavita, Gujarati Kavita, Kavya, Gujarati Poetry, , , " name=Keywords> <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.3059" name=GENERATOR> </head> <body bgcolor="#CCCCCC"> <table align=center width="450" border="1" cellpadding="10"> <tbody bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <tr><td align=center><pre><table align="center"><tr><td><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt" color=#228B22><a href="../kavita_two.html">[ ]</a></font></td></tr></table><font style="font-size: 24pt" color="navy"> ?</font> <font style="font-size: 16pt; line-height: 125%" color="#990000"><p style="text-align: left; margin-top: 0; margin-left: 0.5in"> , ? , ?  , , , , , : ! - , . , ! ? ? , ? ; : . , ! ? . , . : . ( - - )</p></font> <font style="font-size: 24pt" color="#590059">- </font> <font face="times" style="font-size: 16pt" color="#00003D">WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?</font> <p style="text-align: left; margin-left: 50px; margin-bottom: 0"><font face="times" style="font-size: 14pt" color="black"><i> The country has won the freedom any way But what have you done For the country by the way? If the country has not become Totally ruined so far Whose noble deed for the country Has saved the day? Ya, corruption, delay, power-politics Nepotism, black market, flood of inflation Is there everywhere. And you have enumerated rightly The fault of others rather vehemently And cited them to all With gusto - irreverently But have you kept yourself away From being a part of that system? What have you done For the country by the way? Have you acted with full force? Spent all your might? For betterment of your country? One has to pay the price of freedom Every minute be sure Or else the freedom would vanish Without a trace any way. O negligent! Be alert! For what you are bemoaning Your fate needlessly? Be aware that you are made of Rare and resourceful material Not found even in the heaven! Each Indian is India itself. Each Indian makes the life of India. Let India be a lotus Fully blossomed and fragrant That may be our prayer On every Independence Day. </i>(11-08-1953) </font></p><font face="times" style="font-size: 17pt" color="darkblue">Umashankar Joshi</font></pre><table align="center"><tr><td><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt" color=#228B22><a href="../kavita_two.html">[ ]</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="tenshun.htm">[ ]</a></font></td></tr></table></td></tr></tbody></table></body></html>