School Prayers

NATIONAL ANTHEM (English Version)

Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He
Bharatha Bhagya Vidhata
Punjaba Sindhu Gujrata Maratha
Dravida Utkala Banga
Vindhaya Himachala Yamuna Ganga
Uchchala Jaladhi Taranga
Tava Subha Name Jage, Tava subha Ashish Mage
Gahe Thava Jaya Gata
Jana Gana Mangala Dayaka Jaye He
Bharatha Bhagya Vidhata
Jaya He, Jaya He, Jaya He
Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya He.

TRANSLATION OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India’s destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind,
Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is
chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India’s destiny.
Victory, victory, victory to thee.

VANDE MATARAM

Vande Mataram
Sujalam Suphalam Malayaja Shitalam
Shasyashyamalamm Mataram
Vande Mataram
Shubharajyothsna Pulakitayaminim
Phulla Kusumita Dhrumadala Shobinim
Suhasinim Sumadhura Bhashinim
Sukhadam Varadam Mataram
Vande Mataram

NAVKAR MANTRA

Namo Arihantanam,
Namo Siddhanam,
Namo Ayariyanam,
Namo Uvajjhayanam,
Namo Loe Savva-sahunam,
Eso Panch Namokaro,
Savva-pavappanasano,
Manglananch Savvesim,
Padhamam Havei Mangalam.

TRANSLATION OF NAVKAR MANTRA

I bow down to Arihanta,
I bow down to Siddha,
I bow down to Acharya,
I bow down to Upadhyaya,
I bow down to Sadhu and Sadhvi,
These five bowings downs,
Destroy all the sins,
Amongst all that is auspicious,
This Navkar Mantra is the foremost.

PRAYER BEFORE CLASS

O my God give me your light and blessing. Help me to apply my mind to my
studies, that I may understand and remember what am I to learn. Give me courage
to work well, overcome all obstacles and fulfil my duties. Let my work be worthy of
You my God, to whom I offer it

PRAYER AFTER CLASS

We give thee thanks-Almighty God for all the benefits- though has conferred
upon us O! God! the source of all knowledge- grant that we may remember – what we
learn. We offer you- our work and endeavors, our failures and successes. Forgive
us-our shortcomings – and give us – the courage – to follow always – the path of Truth
– Justice and Charity.

PRAYER AT THE ASSEMBLY

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 words come 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..

PLEDGE

“India is my country. All Indians are my
brothers and sisters.
I love my country and I am proud of
its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give my parents, teachers and
all elders respect and treat every one
with courtesy.
To my country and my people,
I pledge my devotion. In their well-being
and prosperity alone lies my happiness”.

SPORTSMAN’S OATH

“We the Athletes of Jawahar Vidyalaya swear that we shall take part in our
School’s Athletic Sport Meet in loyal competition respecting the regulations which
govern them, and desire to participate in it, in the true spirit of sportsmanship for
the honour of our School and for the glory of Sport.”

PATRIOTIC SONG

SAARE JAHAAN SE ACHHA
Saare jahaan se achha hindustan hamaraa
Better than all the world, is our India
Hum bul bulain hai is kee, ye gulsitan hamaraa
We are its nightingales and this is our garden
Parbat vo sabse unchaa hum saaya aasma kaa
That mountain most high, neighbor to the skies
Vo santaree hamaraa, vo paasbaan hamaraa
It is our sentinel; it is our protector
Godee mein khel tee hain is kee hazaaron nadiya
A thousand rivers play in its lap
Gulshan hai jinke dum se, rashke janna hamaraa
Gardens they sustain, the envy of the heavens is ours
Mazhab nahee sikhataa apas mein bayr rakhnaa
Faith does not teach us to harbor grudges between us
Hindee hai hum, vatan hai hindustan hamaraa
We are all Indians and India is our homeland