Proud of India


By Shreya Nayak , Class 10, Canossa High School, Mahim, Mumbai

"Shoot faster!" "Aim better!" 
Were the only words
They could hear from each other.
Far away from their families 
Have you realised 
How their lives go unnoticed? 
"Just one more point, 
And India will be at the top, 
The gold will be ours!" 
The players talked. 
How proud we feel 
To see our flag sway, 
All our worries go away. 
And how can one forget 
The diversity of India 
Oh! What to say! 
So fine and so pure.
The next time 
You say the pledge 
Be sure to remember them 
They who sacrificed for India 
Say a short prayer for them, 
You are here because of then, 
Then when they fought for our independence
And free our country successfully.


Shreya Nayak Canossa High School, Mahim