List of institutions which have Sanskrit phrases as their mottoes

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India[edit]

  • Kingdom of Mysore" 'न बिभॆति कदाचन' na bibheti "Never terrified"
  • Republic of India: 'सत्यमेव जयते' Satyameva Jayate "Truth alone triumphs"[1]
  • Supreme Court of India: 'यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः' Yato Dharmastato Jayaha "Whence dharma, thence victory"
  • Goa: 'सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्‌भवेत्' Sarve Bhadrāni Paśyantu Mā Kaścid Duhkhabhāg bhavet "May all perceive good, may not anyone attain unhappiness"
  • Life Insurance Corporation of India: 'योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम्', Yogakshemam Vahāmyaham "I shall take care of welfare" (taken from the Bhagavad Gita)[2]
  • Indian Navy: 'शं नो वरुणः' Shanno Varuna "May Varuna be peaceful to us"
  • Indian Air Force: 'नभःस्पृशं दीप्तम्' Nabhaḥ-Spṛśaṃ Dīptam "Touching the Sky with Glory" (from Bhagavad Gita: XI, Verse 24)[3]
  • Mumbai Police: 'सद्रक्षणाय खलनिग्रहणाय' Sadrakshanaaya Khalanigrahanaaya "For protection of the good and control of the wicked"
  • Indian Coast Guard: 'वयं रक्षामः' Vayam Rakshāmaha "We protect"[4]
  • All India Radio: 'बहुजनहिताय बहुजन‍सुखाय‌' Bahujana-hitāya bahujana-sukhāya "For the benefit of all, for the comfort of all"
  • Rajputana Rifles: 'वीरभोग्या वसुन्धरा' Veerabhogya Vasundhara "The earth is fit to be ruled by the brave"
  • India Meteorological Department: 'आदित्यात् जायते वृष्टिः' Adityat Jayate Vrishtihi "The Sun Gives Rainfall"
  • Doordarshan: 'सत्‍यं शिवम सुंदरम' Satyam Shivam Sundaram "Truth is God and God is beautiful"
  • Intelligence Bureau: 'जागृतं अहर्निशं' jagratam aharnisham
  • Research and Analysis Wing: 'धर्मो रक्षति रक्षित:' dharmo rakhshati rakshta

Indonesia[edit]

  • Aceh Province: 'पञ्चचित' Pancacita "Five Goals"
  • Indonesian Navy: 'जलेष्वेव जयामहे' Jalesveva Jayamahe "On the sea we are victorious"
  • Paskhas (the special forces corps of the Indonesian Air Force): Karmaye Vadikaraste Mafalesu Kadacana "You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action" (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 47)

Other countries[edit]

  • Nepal: 'जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी' Janani Janmabhūmisca Svargādapi garīyasi "Mother and motherland are greater than heaven"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://india.gov.in/
  2. ^ See e.g.File:LIC Logo.svg
  3. ^ The IAF Motto, Official website
  4. ^ See banner on Coast Guard website