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Aawaaz do ham ek hain

Posted on: January 26, 2012

Today is 26th january, the 63rd republic day of India.

For this blog, it is the fourth republic day. During these three past Republic day occasions as well on the three occasions of Independence day of India, this blog has covered most well known patriotic songs from Hindi movies.

In fact, some well known non film patriotic songs have also been covered in the past.

During 1960s, when India faced aggression from her neighbours, many movie personalities went to the front to encourage the Army men, and they also organised programmes to raise money for the war efforts.

A few memorable non filmy songs were created at that time which went on to become iconic songs. I have already discussed the most well known of these patriotic song, namely Ae mere watan ke logon zaraa aankh mein bhar lo paani .

Here is another well known non filmy patriotic song from that era. This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. This song is written by Jaan Nisaar Akhtar and music is composed by Khayyam.

On the occasion of 63rd Republic day of India, I greet all Indians a very happy Republic day.

PS-Sudhir jee has provided corrections in a few places in the lyrics and he has also provided the translation of this song.

Post Update 09 Oct, 2018

The video version of this non film song is now available online, and has been added to the post. On screen, this song is performed by Rajkumar, Kanwaljeet, Rajendra Kumar and Sunil Dutt, in the order of their appearance.



Song-Aawaaz do ham ek hain (Patriotic NFS)(1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-Khayyam


ek hai apni zameen
ek hai apna gagan
ek hai apna jahaan
ek hai apna watan

apne sabhi sukh ek hain
apne sabhi gham ek hain
aawaaz do
aawaaz do ham ek hain
ham ek hain
aawaaz do
aawaaz do ham ek hain
ham ek hain

ye waqt khoney ka nahin
ye waqt soney ka nahin
jaago watan khatre mein hain
saara chaman khatre mein hain
phoolon ke chehre zard hain
zulfen fiza ki gard hai
umda hua toofaan hai
narwe mein Hindustan hai
dushman se nafrat farz hai
ghar ki hifaazat farz hai
bedaar ho
bedaar ho
aamaada-e-paykaar ho
aawaaz do
aawaaz ho ham ek hain hai
ham ek hain

ye hai Himaala ki zameen
Taj-o-Ajanta ki zameen
sangam hamaari aan hain
Chittaud apni shaan hai
Gulmarg ka mehka chaman
Jamuna ka tat Gokul ka ban
Ganga ke dhaare apne hain
ye sab hamaare apne hain
keh do koi dushman nazar
uthhe na bhoole se idhar
keh do ke ham bedaar hain
keh do ke ham taiyyaar hain
aawaaz do
aawaaz do ham ek hain
ham ek hain

uthho jawaan aan-e- watan
baandhe huye sar se kafan
uthho Dakkhan ki or se
Gang-o-Jaman ki or se
Panjab ke dil se uthho
Satluj ke saahil se uthho
Maharastra ki khaaq se
Dilli ki arz-e-paak se
Bangal se
Gujrat se
Kashmir ke baghaat se
Rajasthan se
kul khaaq-e-Hindustan se
aawaaz do
aawaaz do ham ek hain
ham ek hain
ham ek hain
ham ek hain
ham ek hain
ham ek hain

Translation(Provided by Sudhir)
ek hai apni zameen, ek hai apna gagan
ek hai apna jahaan, ek hai apna watan

Our land, it is one land
The skies, they are one for us
Our world, our existence is one
Our nation, is one, united

apne sabhi sukh ek hain, apne sabhi gham ek hain
aawaaz do ham ek hain

We share all our joys, and all our sorrows
Call out, together
We are united
We stand united

ye waqt khoney ka nahin, ye waqt soney ka nahin
jaago watan khatre mein hai, saara chaman khatre mein hai

This is not the time to lose
This is not the time to sleep
Wake up, for this land is in peril
This beautiful garden of ours is in danger

phoolon ke chehre zard hain, zulfen fiza ki gard hai
umdaa hua toofaan hai, narwe mein Hindustan hai

The color of the flowers is getting pale
The beauty of this land’s spring is covered with dust
There are rising storms nigh
This land of Hindustan is threatened

zard = yellow, pale
zulfen = hair, tresses; in context – referring to a quality of beauty
fiza = the air, atmosphere, weather of spring
narwe = pressure; in context – threat

dushman se nafrat farz hai, ghar ki hifaazat farz hai
bedaar ho, bedaar ho, aamaadaa-e-paykaar ho

Abhorrence for the enemy, is an obligation
Security and protection of home is bounden duty
Be awake, be alert
Be willing and prepared for the battle

nafrat = hatred
hifaazat = protection, defense
bedarr = awake, alert
amaadaa = willing, prepared, eager, bent upon
paykaar = battle, conflict

ye hai Himaala ki zameen, Taj-o-Ajanta ki zameen
Sangam hamaari aan hain, Chittaud apni shaan hai

This is the land of the towering Himalayas
This is the land of the magnificent Taj Mahal and Ajanta caves
The confluence of Ganga and Jamuna is our honor, our pride
The ramparts of Chittaud are our glory and dignity

sangam = confluence of rivers; in India, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga and Jamuna at Prayaag (Allahbaad) is simply known as ‘sangam’

Gulmarg ka mehka chaman, Jamuna ka tat Gokul ka ban
Ganga ke dhaare apne hain, ye sab hamaare apne hain

The fragrant gardens of Gulmarg
The shores of Jamuna river
And the forests of Gokul
The flowing waters of Ganga
These are all ours,
Our symbols of pride

(NOTE: The shore of Jamuna and forests of Gokul are a reference to the childhood pastimes of Lord Krishna)

keh do koi dushman nazar, uthhe na bhoole se idhar
keh do ke ham bedaar hain, keh do ke ham taiyyaar hain

Let the straying eyes of the enemy be warned
That they shalt not turn this way
Let the world know we are watchful and vigilant
Let the world know we are prepared (to fight and defend)

uthho jawaan aan-e- watan, baandhe huye sar se kafan
uthho dakhan ki or se, Gang-o-Jaman ki or se

Arise, o the soldiers, the honor of this nation
Arise and be prepared to die (for the sake of this land)
Arise ye, from the lands of Deccan
Arise ye, from the realms of Ganga and Jamuna

kafan = shroud
dakhan = variant of ‘dakshin’, meaning south; in context – Deccan
Gang = river Ganga
Jaman = river Jamuna

(NOTE: the line ‘baandhe huye sar se kafan’ means wearing the shroud, the burial cloth already. This is an oft used metaphor in literature, meaning ‘to be prepared to die’).

(NOTE: Deccan is the area south of the Vindhyachal Mountains, that forms the Indian peninsula. It is composed of the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka (earlier Mysore), Tamil Nadu (earlier Madras) and Kerala).

Panjab ke dil se uthho, Satluj ke saahil se uthho
Maharastra ki khaaq se, Dilli ki arz-e-paak se

Arise ye, from the heartland of Punjab
Arise ye, from the shores of the Satluj river
Arise ye, from the soil of Maharashtra
Arise ye, from the pious earth of Delhi

khaaq = dust, ashes; in context – soil
arz = land, earth
paak = pure, pious

Bangal se, Gujrat se, Kashmir ke baghaat se
NEFA se, Rajasthan se, kul khaaq-e-Hindustan se

From Bengal, and from Gujarat
From the orchards of Kashmir
From NEFA and from Rajasthan
Arise, arise
Arise ye, from the entire dust of Hindustan

baghaat = plural of bagh, meaning garden, orchard
kul = entire, complete, whole

(NOTE: NEFA is an abbreviation that stands for North East Frontier Agency. It is the earlier name of the area of land that now forms the Arunachal Pradesh state on the map of India).

aawaaz do ham ek hain

Arise, and call out
Call out, together
We are united
We stand united
We are one

11 Responses to "Aawaaz do ham ek hain"

Since my childhood days and since i hear this song in a T’series deshbhakti songs’ album i was searching for this song’s film, only to know now that this is non-filmi song. BUT really a great ‘patriotic’ song to fill our hearts with passion and love for our great country!!!
The words left with question marks ;
Uthho dakkhan ki or se
Gango Jaman ki or se..
and second one ,,, pulkha ke hindustan se,,, i could not understand it may be its correct. please correct me.


I know it has been ages since I commented here, so first let me wish all of you a very happy New Year!
In the years following the Sino – Indian conflict, ’63 – ’65 or so, we had a number of these non-filmi patriotic songs which could be heard all the time over the loudspeakers during the Republic Day parade rehearsals and Independence Day in Delhi (I don’t know about other cities, but Delhi was flooded with these songs in those days). I remember going to see some movie and the newsreel, which used to be shown at the start of movies, showed this song, and it was filmed on three leading actors, two of whom were Dev Anand and Rajendra Kumar. I cannot remember if the third person was Raj Kapoor or Dilip Kumar – does anyone else here remember? (In other words, is there any one else from my age group here?!!!) Because it had three real actors in it, I thought this song was from some movie and it was only later that I came to know that this was a non-filmi song.


I know for sure that Raj Kumar was there for sure. May be even Sunil Dutt


Saw a clip today , in which the lines Ye watan khone ka nahin, -(entire stanza has been picturised on Kamaljeet ).


Thanks for the complete translation provided Sudhir ji. Its really one of the great patriotic song ever. And i would like to say that ‘is geet ka original video ab farz hai’…. it will be very nice if we get to see its original video as suggested by Lalitha ji.


Fantastic work Atul, just learnt the song courtesy you and will sing it today at Azad maidan for Anna andolan Aug 2, 2012, Atul Mishra


Hi Atul,
One of the best patriotic song. How can we see the original clip as it is filmed on legendry Raj Kumar Sunil Dutt and another actor


Correction: Correct word is ‘Narghe’ not narwe;
Meaning: gherao, mahsur hona


The video link is now available. It’s Raj Kumar, Kamaljit Singh, Rajendra Kumar and Sunil Dutt in their order of appearance.


Thank you very much for sharing this here, and thanks to Krishan Kant ji for uploading this on YT.


Thanks Manju ji
for providing the link for the video of this non-film song.

This is an extremely rare video, being a non-film song. It was specially commissioned during the time of the 1962 war.

The post is now updated.

Thanks again


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