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PANATEE JAPOONA THEWAA

Panatee japoona thewaa

Waateta faara kaate  andhaara daata daata
Jaane tumhaasa pudhatee  shodhoona tyaata waata

Mhanuneecha laawilee mee  panateeta jyaanajyota
Hee maargadarshikaa jee  daawee tumhaasa waata

Bhadakaawu naahi shakalaa  bhurataa khatyaala waaraa
Wizawoo baghe parantu  tijalaa susaata waaraa

Pari naa wizoo dilee mee  yatne kadhee tiyelaa
Japato sadaiwa jyota  dewooniyaa niwaara

Dewo prakaasha sarvaa  panatee dilee tumhaala
Mandaawateya jyota  panateeta sneha ghaalaa

Waaraa  susaata sutalaa  haa deepa naa wizaawaa
Andhaara daata aahe  panatee japoona thewaa

(Original poem by Dr. Hemant Vinze in Marathi language. Marathi is an Indian 
language of the state of Maharashtra. The English translation of the same poem, 
also by Dr. Hemant Vinze is----)

          
DNYANDEEP                                                                                                                         
(LANTERN OF KNOWLEDGE)                                

Because the path was thorny and long, 
And through a dark and lonely land, 
I set upon your lips a song, 
And placed a 'Dnyandeep' in your hand.

In stormy weather,  
In torrential rain,  
I protected the flame, 
From getting blown out.
 
Dear, O dear students,  
I pass on my heritage unto you,  
It's up to you now,  
To keep the candle kindling--  

----Keep the candle kindling lads, 
Keep the candle kindling----

Dr.Hemant Vinze

Copyright © | Year Posted 2007




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