Wishing you a happy new year,
Forget all your worries and fear.
Enjoy as much as you can,
Because on joy there is no ban.
Donít forget to make a new resolution,
And stick to it with full determination.
Try to help someone and
Those who have no one.
Pelika Gupta, IX-D, St Joseph Convent Secondary School, Bathinda
Cancer of corruption is spreading fast,
It has reached its highest mast.
Poor are becoming poor, the rich richer,
Law-makers have become
People can now trust only judiciary,
Which is the last pillar of our democracy.
Corruption has swallowed the dignity of our country,
The world can see its name in the corrupt dictionary,
If every one shuns corruption for a year,
India can become a mine of gold layer.
Where every child can have a glass of milk,
And a poor woman can afford a saree of silk.
Where every mother can feed her child with decent food,
And live the rest of her life in a happy mood.
But charity should begin at home,
From the lowest platform to the highest dome.
Until then, the cancer of corruption shall remain in body,
To eat into our blood, flesh and financial beauty.
Aruna Parmar, IX, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Gagaal Nadaun, Hamirpur