Photo Write-Up Contest: 2nd Prize Winner – ‘Three Patriots’

2nd prize winner - Roger DragonetteWe are proud to showcase the write-up of our 2nd Prize Winner Roger Dragonette from Pune.

According to our Sponsor Naina Dey, “This is a brilliant presentation. Loved every moment reading it. A fusion of woman power and patriotism. A perfect poem!” 😀

Roger, your poem touched the right chords in our hearts. Your poem showed us the love for the country and reminded us of how each one of us is an important part of our country. Thank you!

Read his poem right here:

‘Three Patriots’ – by Roger Dragonette

Three generations of a proud Indian family

A mother, a daughter and a granddaughter

The heart brims over with joy and delight

And an appreciation of the determination

That little Nyla barged into the world with

But, behind it all a trace of trepidation

As a new political dispensation

Takes the reins of a nation hurtling towards

A precipice or a pinnacle

Will they hold it against us that we are Hindustani, but not Hindu?

Will it count for nothing that we defended India?

That we worked industriously and with all out heart

To keep the lifelines of the nation flowing?

I may be westernised, but I turned my back

On the West when it was ready to embrace me

Because I love my India!

They were clever in playing

The eighty per cent card at the hustings

And reaped the rewards

But, hopefully, the reality of

Twenty per cent of over a billion

Cannot be wished away

Nor can the Constitution that protects that twenty per centRoger 2nd prize winner

Jai Hind, say all proud Indians…including The Anglo-Indian, the Goan, the Muslim and the Christian

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Tanya is a graduate in Sociology from Sophia College, Mumbai, a post-graduate in Communications and Media from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and holds a Master's Degree in Journalis & Mass Communications from Chandigarh University. A former writing mentor and a seasoned lifestyle writer, Tanya writes columns on The Lifestyle Portal of life and living.

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