Ajke mane pare bandhu ájke mane pare;
Mane pare jara cetane e ki khelá kare.
Ákásh chila megha medur,
Khushii-bhará jal dadur;
Vaitechila juthii madhur pavan
Jare hala cetan sarghát
Maner májhe mantrasampát;
Hala nútan álokpát kuheliká cire’.
I recall today, O friend, I recall today.
I recall what a unique sport – matter and spirit were at play.
The sky was pleasantly overcast,
The water-frogs were happy and gay,
The breeze caressed with sweet jasmine
Was blowing passionately.
Matter was struck by consciousness,
Mind was charged with divinely-powered sound,
New light was shed piercing the veil of mist.