List of institutions which have Sanskrit phrases as their mottoes

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India[edit]

  • Kingdom of Shashwat" 'न बिभॆति कदाचन' na bibheti kadācana "Never terrified"
  • Republic of India: 'सत्यमेव जयते' Satyam eva Jayate "Truth alone triumphs"[1]
  • Supreme Court of India: 'यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः' Yato Dharmas Tato Jayaḥ "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]
  • Maharashtra 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 "Wide awake day and night"
  • Research and Analysis Wing: 'धर्मो रक्षति रक्षित:' dharmo rakhshati rakshtia "Dharma Protects those who protect the Dharma"
  • Uttar Pradesh Police - Paritranaya sadhunam vinashaya cha dushkritam "For the upliftment of the good and virtuous, for the destruction of evil"
  • Defense Research and Development Organisation: बलस्य मूलं विज्ञानम् : "Baalasya Moolam Vigyanam": Meaning- "Knowledge is strength"

Indonesia[edit]

In Indonesia, Sanskrit are mostly and widely used as Armed Force's mottoes and terms respectively.

  • Aceh Province: 'पञ्चचित' Pancacita "Five Goals"
  • Jakarta: Jaya Raya "Glorious and Great"
  • Indonesian National Police: Rastra Sewakottama "People's Main Servants"
  • Indonesian Military: Tri Dharma Eka Karma
  • Indonesian Army: Kartika Eka Phaksi "Unmatchable Bird with Noble Goals"
  • Indonesian Navy: Jalesveva Jayamahe "On the Sea We Are Glorious"
  • Indonesian Air Force: Swabhuana Paksa "The Wings of the Motherland"
  • Paskhas (Indonesian Air Force Special Forces): Karmanye Vadhikar aste Ma falesu 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)
  • Indonesian Marine Corps: Jalesu Bumyamcha Jayamahe "On the Sea and Land we are glorious"
  • Police Academy: Dharma, Bijaksana, Ksatria ("Best-serviced, Wise and Knightful")
  • Military Academy: Adhitakarya Mahatvavirya Nagarabhakti (Hard-working Knights Serving Bravery as Nations Hero")
  • Naval Academy: Hree Dharma Shanty ("Embarrassed for Doing The Defects")
  • Air Force Academy: Vidya Karma Vira Pakca
  • Institute of Domestic Governance ("IPDN"): Among Praja Dharma Satya Nagari Bhakti

Nepal[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