Academy Song

The Academy Song is a Bengali Song composed by Shri. Atul Prasad Sen (1871 - 1934), the noted Bengali composer, lyricist and singer. He was a successful lawyer, philanthropist, social worker, educationist and litterateur.

It was adopted by the Academy during the tenure of Shri. Rajeshwar Prasad, who was the Director of the Academy from 11th May 1973 to 11th April 1977.

The Academy has modified the song by introducing the translation of some lines of this song into Hindi, Tamil and Marathi. The song embodies what is expected to be the spirit of Indian Civil Services and is thus a constant inspiration for all the officers.


Academy Song - Instrumental
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Hao Dharmete Dheer, Hao Karomete Bir
    Hao Unnato Shir—Naahi Bhay.
Bhuli Bhedabhed Gyan, Hao Sabe Aaguaan
   Sathe Aache Bhagwan—Habe Jai
Raho Dharam Mein Dheer, Raho Karam Mein Bir
   Rakho Unnat Shir—Daro Na
Nana Bhasha, Nana mat, Nana Paridhan
   Bibidher Majhe Dekho Milan Mahaan
Dekhiya Bharte Mahajatir Uthan,
   Jag Jaan Manibe Bishshai
Jag Maan Maanibe Bishshai
   Ullittal Urudiyail Sailil Virmudan
Talle Nirmindu Niripai Ni
   Bhuli Bhedbhed gyan, Hao Sabe Aaguaan
Sathe Aache Bhagwan—Habe Jai
   Waha Dharmate Dhir, Wha Karneet Vir,
Waha Unnat Shir—Naahi Bhay
   Nana Bhasha, Nana mat, Nana Paridhan
Bibidher Majhe Dekho Milan Mahaan
   Dekhiya Bharte Mahajatir Uthan,
Jag Jaan Manibe Bishshai
   Jag Maan Maanibe Bishshai
Hao Dharmete Dhir, Hao Karomete Bir,
   Hao Unnat Shir—Naahi Bhay
Hao Unnat Shir—Naahi Bhay
हओ धरमेते धीर, हओ करमेते बीर,           । बंगला ।
हओ उन्‍नतो शिर – नाहि भॉय ।
भुलि भेदाभेद ज्ञान, हओ शबे आगुआन
शाथे आछे भगबान – हबे जॉय।                   (धुन)
रहो धर्म में धीर, रहो कर्म में वीर               । हिंदी ।
रखो उन्‍नत शिर – डरो ना ।                   
नाना भाषा, नाना मत, नाना परिधान,         । बंगला।
बिबिधेर माझे देखो मिलन महान ।
देखिया भारते महाजातिर उत्‍थान
जागो जान मानिबे बिश्‍शय           
जागो मान मानिबे बिश्‍शय ।                        (धुन)
उल्‍लत्तिल उरूडियाय सेयल विरमुडन       । तमिल ।
तलै  निमरिन्दु निर्पाय नी।
रहो धर्म में धीर, रहो कर्म में वीर               । हिंदी ।
रखो उन्‍नत शिर – डरो ना ।                   
भूलि भेदा भेद ज्ञान, हओ शबेआगुआन,    । बंगला ।
शाथे आछे भगबान – हबे जॉय।                (धुन)
व्‍हा धर्मात धीर, व्‍हा करणीत वीर।             । मराठी ।
व्‍हा उन्‍नत शिर – नाही भय
नाना भाषा, नाना मत, नाना परिधान,         । बंगला।
बिबिधेर माझे देखो मिलन महान ।
देखिया भारते महाजातिर उत्‍थान
जागो जान मानिबे बिश्‍शय           
जागो मान मानिबे बिश्‍शय ।
हओ धरमेते धीर, हओ करमेते बीर
हओ उन्‍नतो शिर – नाहि भॉय ।
हओ उन्‍नतो शिर – नाहि भॉय
हओ उन्‍नतो शिर – नाहि भॉय ।।

The English translation of the song is given below:

“Be firm in your faith, be courageous in action
   Keep your head erect—fear not;
Forget all your differences, let all march onwards,
   God is with us—victory is assured;
Many languages, many creeds, many costumes,
   Let there be unity in this diversity,
Watching the rise of the great Indian Nation,
The world will be filled with wonder
   The world will be filled with wonder”