Maa Tujhe Salaam

Priya Vishwanath,IIK Young Contributor
Thursday, January 17, 2019

No other country comes close to my beloved India
And we shall herewith see the reasons why.

I doubt if anyone in this world could have been called a hero
If India and Brahmagupta had not discovered the concept of zero.

Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus and Quadratic Equations
Without which what would have been the state of the Nation.

The birthplace of Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist religion
Have left deep footprints in the history of the region.

A land which has twenty-two languages and thirteen scripts
Where else do people speak in more than hundreds of dialects?

It is said the mother of all the languages is Sanskrit
And Nalanda and Takshila – the first university for study.

Imagine the entire world would have been unfit and unkind
If India had not introduced Yoga to the people.
And Ayurveda would not be known to mankind.

How boring would the world have been on its own
If Chess and Snakes and Ladders was not known

Truly my beloved India – unparalleled in kind
We shall always be indebted to you in body and mind

Priya Vishwanath
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