National Pledge of India

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National Pledge is an oath of allegiance to the Republic of India. The pledge emphasis on the basic duties to maintain peace, unity and brotherhood in this vast country and the pledge mention in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution.

It is recited at public events, during daily assemblies in many Indian schools, and during the Independence Day and Republic Day Observance Ceremonies.


Indian pledge was composed by Pydimarri Venkata Subba Rao, in 1962. The original pledge was composed in Telugu, first heard in a school in Visakhapatnam in 1963.

It was later translated into English, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and various other languages and was incorporated as National Pledge to be recited on Republic Day in 1965.

Pledge in English

India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give my parents, teachers and all elders respect and treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion. In their well-being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness.

Pledge in Hindi

भारत मेरा देश है।
सब भारतवासी मेरे भाई-बहन है।
मैं अपने देश से प्रेम करता/करती हूं।
इसकी समृद्ध एवं विविध संस्कृति पर मुझे गर्व है।
मैं सदा इसका सुयोग्य अधिकारी बनने का प्रयत्न करता रहूँगा/करती रहूँगी।
मैं अपने माता-पिता, शिक्षको एवं गुरुजनो का सम्मान करूँगा/करूँगी और प्रत्येक के साथ विनीत रहूँगा/रहूँगी।
मैं अपने देश और देशवाशियों के प्रति सत्यनिष्ठा की प्रतिज्ञा करता/करती हूँ।
इनके कल्याण एवं समृद्धि में ही मेरा सुख निहित है।