The flag of Mithila will be hosted in the world
I had seen the mother upset, discontent and criticised
I am desperate, my heart is falling
Being belonging to the land of Vidya
Your grace will be regained again
Having hands of cleverness of intellect and fame
Don’t doubt the victory at all
If Maithili has a short life
Adding the letters I will put my effort on
The letters will be explosive with touch of mine
The flag will not come down, oh mother Mithila!
Original Poem in Maithili by Gajendra Thakur Translated into English by Jyoti Jha Chaudhary
Jyoti Jha Chaudhary, Date of Birth: December 30 1978,Place of Birth- Belhvar (Madhubani District), Education: Swami Vivekananda Middle School, Tisco Sakchi Girls High School, Mrs KMPM Inter College, IGNOU, ICWAI (COST ACCOUNTANCY); Residence- LONDON, UK; Father- Sh. Shubhankar Jha, Jamshedpur; Mother- Smt. Sudha Jha- Shivipatti. Jyoti received editor's choice award from www.poetry.comand her poems were featured in front page of www.poetrysoup.com for some period.She learnt Mithila Painting under Ms. Shveta Jha, Basera Institute, Jamshedpur and Fine Arts from Toolika, Sakchi, Jamshedpur (India). Her Mithila Paintings have been displayed by Ealing Art Group at Ealing Broadway, London.
Gajendra Thakur (b. 1971) is the editor of Maithili ejournal “Videha” that can be viewed at http://www.videha.co.in/ . His poem, story, novel, research articles, epic – all in Maithili language has been published in single volume by the title “KurukShetram Antarmanak.” He can be reached at his email: firstname.lastname@example.org