Here's an attempt at transliteration ...
Lakshmee(prosperity) chooses(Upaiti) an industrious, lion-like person.That
destiny should be the provider - this only the cowardly say. "Kill" destiny
and perform hard work to the best of your ability. If even after you put
in effort (you) don't succeed, then whose fault is it?
Sumantra Dutta Roy,
Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi - 110 016, INDIA.