Kar Shapath...Kar Shapath...Kar Shapath!

04 JAN, 2015
by Bikash Mohanty

Young individuals don't consider of themselves as immature. They operate, from a unexpectedly early on, as if they had forever been here, as if they have plenty of practice and as if they really don't need any assist or guidance. It is as we grow older that we become more taciturn, less positive and more willing to accept support from others. While they SAY “we should all try to remain young at heart”; there are times when a more grown-up attitude can definitely work in our support. We need to be adventurous , while being careful t his year and years to come…both these attitudes need to walk hand-in-hand! 2015 is about to kick-off. Let’s go…

Everyday of our life, we struggle for freedom. What in our everyday life would we like to free ourselves from? Let’s figure out. Have we freed ourselves from something last year that we feel like celebrating? Struggles are never-ending but celebration at the end of each struggle makes the journey enjoyable.   Here is the famous poem written during the India’s freedom struggle days to inspire its fellow citizen.

In Hindi…

Vriksh hon bhale khade,

Hon ghane, hoh bade,

Ek patra chhah bhi

Maang mat! Maang mat! Maang mat!

Agneepath! Agneepath! Agneepath!


Tu na thakega kabhi,

Tu na thamega kabhi,

Tu na mudega kabhi,

Kar shapath! Kar shapath! Kar shapath!

Agneepath! Agneepath! Agneepath!


Yeh mahaan drishya hai,

Chal raha manushya hai

Ashru, swed, rakt se

Lath-path, lath-path, lath-path,

Agneepath! Agneepath! Agneepath!


English Translation

Even if there are mighty trees all around you,

Let them be shady, let them be huge,

But, even for the shade of a single leaf,

Beg not, beg never, ask never!

The path of fire you shall tread! The path of fire! Yes, That Path of Fire!


You shall never tire,

You shall never slow down,

You shall never turn back,

This oath you will take today!

This oath you will fulfill in your life!

Take this oath!

And walk the Path of Fire, every single day!

The oath of fire! Yes, That Path of Fire!


What greater spectacle,

Than to see such a man walk,

Who in tears, sweat and blood,

Is soaked, covered and coated;

And still walks on in the Path of fire!

Walks the path of fire! Yes, That Path of Fire!


Goodnight, Subh-Ratri, Shabba Khair!