Today's Beautiful Gem: "Let my country awake" from the `Gitanjali'
by Rabindranath Tagore.

"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 the 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."

Note: This concludes the Independence Day specials.

Om Santih! Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao