Nadu-74th chapter of Thirukural-
( THiruvalluvar tries to study what is a country and how it should be .WE can substitute a company instead of a country and everything mentioned by him would still be relevant.)
1.ThaLLa vilayulum thakkarum thaazhvilaa ,
Chelvarum chervathu Nadu.
1.A country is one with unending crops,
Suitable learned people and wealth without evil.
2.Perum porulal pettakkaumkettaal,
Aaththa vilaivathu Nadu.
2.A country is one which is desirable due to its prosperity ,
Without any drawbacks and with excess crops.
3.Porai orungu mel vaungaal thaangi iraivarkku ,
Irai orungu nervathu nadu.
3.A country is one where citizens pay the tax formulated by the king,
Besides supporting people of other countries who settle there for various reasons.
4.Uru pasiyum ova piniyum cheru pakayum,
Cheraa thiyalvathu Nadu.
4.A country is that where great hunger, incurable diseases,
And enmity which destroys it are not there.
5.Pal kuzhuvum paazh cheyyum utpagayum venthalaikkum,
Kl kurumbum illathu Nadu.
5.A county is where differing societies, insider enemies,
And small murderous kings who trouble the king are not there.
6,Kedariyaa ketta idathum valam kundraa,
Nadenba nattin thalai.
6.That country is considered greatest, which is not troubled by enemies,
And even if troubled does not loose its prosperity.
7,Iru punalum vaintha malayum varu punalum ,
Val aranum nattirkku uruppu.
7.The parts of great country are rain as well as springs underneath the land,
Rich mountains and the great protective castles.
8.Pini inmai chelvam vilaivu inbam yemam,
Ani yenba nattirkku ivvaiynthu.
8,The beauty of the country is freedom from sickness , prosperity,
Great crop yields and great protection.
9.Nadenba nadaa valaththana , Nadu alla,
Nada valam tharum nadu.
9.A good country is one which has easily available prosperity ,
Say the learned and those countries ,
Which we have to search for prosperity are not great.
10.AAngamai veithiya kannum bhayamindre ,
Vendhamaivu illatha Nadu.
10.Even though all these are there, if citizens do not ,
Cooperate with the ruler is a useless country.