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Salutation to the father of the nation
O, thou, father of the nation,
We owe you salutation.
 For each and everything that you did;
For the cause of the nation and freedom's seed;
For the wheel called 'CHARKHA',1 the steering of 'SWADESHI';2
For the drive of 'CHALE JAO',3 to expel 'VIDESHI';4
For the teachings of truth, nonviolence and peace;
For the messages of cleanliness & patience against tease.
 Guided thou, for listening not , seeing not, speaking not an evil;
Still one of us only, dared you kill.
 Gone might be you but not your thoughts;
Forever, they'll inspire, like lustrous spots.
 Therefore, O, thou, father of the nation,
We owe you salutation;
With lotuses of hearts of a hundred plus crores;
From the peak of the Himalayas to the ocean's roars;
O, thou father of the nation,
We owe you salutation,
We owe you salutation.
By Anil Deshpande

1. Spinning Wheel
2. Native
3. Go Away
4. Foreigners