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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Navodayan Prayer: Hum Nav Yug Ki Nayi…


Suddenly all old times are coming to my mind… Do you remember the morning prayer you used to sing during your school days? I still do… Suddenly felt like listening to that song once again…

Our school, Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya is run by Govt of India's HRD Ministry, has nationwide presence, with almost one school per district. Before we proceed, look at the detailed description of the logo of JNV (I was under the impression that the two black heads represented one's father and mother...) More info at Navodaya.net

Below is the lyrics of the song, “Hum Nava Yug Gi…” song we used to sing daily at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. My rough English translation is included between the paragraphs for the benefit of all.
Hum navyug ki nayi bhaarti… nayi aarti
Hum swarajya ki richa naval bharat ki navlaya hon
Nav suryodaya nav chandrodaya, humi navoday hon
(We represent the new India, the new wave of India, We're the brand new lyrics of freedom...new sun rise and new moon rise, we’re the new rise… )

Rang jaati pad bhaid rahit hum sab ka ek bhagwaan ho
Santaan hain dharti maan ki hum dharti pooja sthaan ho
Pooja ke khil rahe kamal dal hum bhav jal mein ho
Sarvoday ke nav basant ke humi navoday ho
(We do not differentiate based on colour,cast, status… We’re all children of Mother earth and earth is a holy place. We’re the petals of lotus that blossomed after prayers… We pray for well being of everyone, we’re Navodayans…)

Maanva hai hum halchal hum, prakriti ke pavan vesh mein
Khilen falen hum mein sanskriti is apne bharat desh ki
Hum himgiri hum nadia hum sagar ki lahre ho
Jeevan ki mangalmati ke hami navoday ho
(We’re alive and kicking as a pure form of nature, let the culture of this country nurture in us, let us be the mountains, rivers and the waves at the sea, let there by well being for all, we’re Navodayans)

Hari duudhiya kranti shanti ke shram ke bandanvaar ho
Bhagirath hum dharti maa ke suuram pehredaar ho
Sat shiv sunder ki pehchan banaye jug mein hum
Antriksh ke yaan gyan ke hami navoday ho
(Let there be more green revolution and white (milk) revolution, we’ll work harder for mother earth and protect her. We’ll spread the message of Satyam Shivam and Sundaram to the world and to the space… We’re Navodayans…)

Hum navyug ki nayi bharti… nayi aarti
Hum swarajya ki richa naval bharat ki navlaya hon
Nav suryodaya nav chandrodaya, humi navoday hon
Hami navoday ho hami navoday ho hami navoday ho !!
suresh-chandra-vatsayanNever seriously cared for its meaning or significance of our prayer those days, but now if I look back I have to appreciate the meaning, insight and passion behind this song. The song was written by a Panjabi born educationist Suresh Chandra Vatsyayan. When I was searching for more about him, most of the links referred to the fact that he died in 2008 of cardiac arrest… Sad. R.I.P Suresh Chandra and thanks for the wonderful poem above.

I searched for a proper video or mp3, but there was none. This video has proper instrumental of the same and this video has first few lines with vocals… Some of us should take care to do proper documentation of the same…

Thanks to Deepak Kumar for helping with meaning of Richa Naval...

Watch video below
, thanks http://www.myjnv.com/
Related: Memories of Madhya Pradesh *

19 comments :

Pradeep Patil said...

Hi Shrinidhi,

Nice article, Can I use it to post by your name on front page of Navodaya.net?

The instrumental video can be found at http://navodaya.net/index20100418.html

Thanks,
Pradeep Patil

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Sure Pradeep. It'll be a honor

Rewa Smriti said...

Well expressed!
Shrinidhi, just little correction needed in writing hindi. If you need any help to correct it, kindly let me know. I will surely help you.



rgds.

Navodaya Murali said...

Hi Shrinidhi Hande,

Morning,

Very interesting fact and Thank you for the same.

Would be happy to see you on www.ainaa.org and probably, it would help many people to know what a TRUE Navodaya & Navdoayan meant for.

I would suggest to work something even to explore something on COME TO LEARN & GO TO SERVE.

Do shoot in a mail. navodaya dot murali at gmail dot com

I am located in most at Delhi or in Hyderabad.

More in the mail.

Best Wishes,
Navodaya Murali
9999 479 467
9849595220

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Smriti,

Please do tell me what is the mistake and what is correct one, I'll be glad to correct myself.


Murali,

Thanks. Just mailed you

Rewa Smriti said...

Hi Shrinidhi,

I don't think you have written wrongly but it might be typo mistake.

Kindly see here the correct and in hindi.

http://rewa.wordpress.com/for-navodayans/


rgds

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks

sujay said...

Hi shri,
i just used your article to publish it on "i'm a navodayan"community on facebook....its really nice..

Shrinidhi Hande said...

ok fine...

Krishna said...

Srinidhi
Used your text here http://www.myjnv.com/connect/26/navodaya-prayer-song/msg31
Thank you.

Pls comment on the FB Wall - http://www.facebook.com/pages/myJNVcom-the-Navodayan-connect/139873406106796?sk=wall

and get an invitation to myJNV.com

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Krishna

kk said...

hello ,
how can i get the mp3 of our prayer??

Shrinidhi Hande said...

not sure- see if you can convert youtube video into mp3

Sachin said...

Very well written. Your article brought back those nostalgic memories. And also a sense of purpose :-)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thank sachin

hansraj said...

thanks

Hansraj Sah said...

thanks

alex crook said...

Great job Shrinidhi....
Totally agree wid u..never tried 2 get the meaning of the prayer when I was inside the campus...
Missing my Navodaya days.. Thanx 4 writing the article..
"East or West, JNVs're the best"

alex crook said...

Great job Shrinidhi....
Totally agree wid u..never tried 2 get the meaning of the prayer when I was inside the campus...
Missing my Navodaya days.. Thanx 4 writing the article..
"East or West, JNVs're the best"

regrds..
Mridupawan Parashar