President R. Venkataraman

President Ramaswami, President!
To you I bow, President Ramaswami Venkataraman.
Yours is the life that worships Truth
And disdains falsehood.
A fountain-art is in your eyes.
A fountain-art is in all your utterances.
Mother India's ecstasy-dance your heart is.
A freedom-wave within, without, you are.
Smashed asunder you have — ignorance-wall.