By Deepak Kumar
Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) is a public university of India funded by government of India. It stands for its duty towards society. Its nature is such that in the last 80 years and more, it has reshaped the poor, downtrodden, excluded, physically handicapped and made everyone useful resource to work more closely for the Nation. This campus is a small, tiny island of unity and duty. This poem is thus written to honor TISS.
Its name is enough,
Its work is enough,
It’s a wonder – place.
A place combines,
Nature, beauty & a duty,
Serving towards Nation.
TISS is a place towards world.
It’s a place of equality,
Bringing downtrodden and exclusion.
To be one….
Like making a handicapped,
A resource, a true Human capital!!
How wonder, it’s treated different,
Unlike other leftist academe of India.
Nevertheless it stands tall, towards
Values, public service reshaping one.
To be fearless, cheerful, a nationalist!
It’s campus short and simple,
Yet bring opportunities for all ample.
A mixture of varieties from India, be it
Southern, Western, Eastern & Northern.
What’s North, what’s South,
All bring critical thinking,
As criticism brings difference.
TISS a place, a difference!!
It’s name is enough.
It’s work is enough.
About the Author
I am Deepak Kumar, an M Phil research scholar in Development Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. I will be part of Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIM-U) and Duke SANFORD School of Public policy USA’s summer School for future leader in Development. I was part of International Summer School (ISS) New Delhi in 2015 batch. I represented India in this summer school where 20 nation’s students were part of it. I have presented 9 seminar papers so far in different parts of India in different Central government universities, Institutions etc. My research area is Public Policy, Public Service delivery, Governance, Water and Sanitation issues, International Relation, Development issues and social Welfare.