From the recording Out of This World (2004)
Utha, Utha, Didi Bahini (Nepal: text by Prativa Subheti and Durga Ghimire, music by Prabin Gorung)
“Stand up, sisters, we have to get going, we have to unite! We need to collect each drop to fill the bucket. We have to put a brightness into our consciousness. If we unite, sisters, what is not possible?
To create balance, to create equality, to break the darkness
To get education, to walk together,
Let us extend our hands, and everyone will support and help us.
If we unite and move forward, well-being will gradually come.
Awaken, sisters, we have to move forward.
We have to gather each particle of dust and become a mountain.
We have to throw out the roots of depravity.
If we unite, sisters, what is not possible?
To survive and live in unity, stand up on your feet
To take steps together and throw the darkness out.
Let’s do something together, time is on our side;
Unite, look for our path. This itself will help us.
Listen, listen, sisters, we have to move forward.
We have to become whole, by joining together.
Striding the uphill slope, we have to climb the mountain.
If we involve ourselves, sisters, nothing is impossible.
To get our rights, to live with dignity,
To bring truth, to move forward hand in hand.
If we are determined to do it, everyone will help.
If we move forward, sisters, no one will obstruct us.”