As much Modi-fied we all may be, we still don’t comprehend him when he asks to promote our national language or our culture. The Indian culture is the most diverse, rich, and is deeply rooted. It has been in history as long as history existed. Yet, it needs a reminder that it has to be respected.
There was a time when India was considered as a golden bird. Not only economically but also the vast cultures were prospering and people were deeply involved and satisfied with the one self. Then came the concept of globalization. According to studies, the major impact of globalization was felt in late 1990’s or the beginning of 1991 when then finance minister Dr. Manmohan Singh opened the markets to foreign trade. That was the era of financial reforms. Since then, there has been no turning back for India. The globalization has expanded all the areas from clothes to literature. Every aspect has gained wide exposure.
But amidst that, the very culture of India has faded. People have now started aping the western culture.They follow their holidays more. They follow their dressing style more. Children no longer have respect for their elders. The basic salutations such as Namaste and inviting to homes for tea or dinner have been replaced by a distant hi hello through phone or message.
The idea is not to demote western culture but to make you realize that it’s not OUR culture. It’s theirs.Stop aping it. It does not make you look cool. Trying too hard to fit into place where you don’t belong always makes you look like a loon. Be comfortable and happy in your own skin.
Indian culture should be and definitely can be revived to its glory. The heritage, the spices, the language, the art, the music, the people are beautiful as they are. There are millions of things to be proud of. So what if it lacks in many areas? It is still a developing country. Te begin with let us at least try bringing the culture in daily lives. Use Indian products. Use our language. Promote Indian food, clothes, spices, festivals, art and literature. Reduce the usage of foreign products especially at the time of festivals such as lights, crackers, and idols on Diwali. Promote local handicrafts.
Indians who are considered as backwards have the highest and most educated population. If every person start believing in what wonders he can do for the country, through his knowledge and thinking our country will soon become the greatest country in the world. We may lack in many areas but the only solution is to take a stand and start working on it. Start changing your beliefs. Take pride in being called an Indian. We are not any inferior specie!
If we try and be rigid on our beliefs that our country is not less powerful or does not stand below in any respect we can bring back our glory. We can reach at acme if we be united and stand tall on our beliefs. We should also inspire our fellow country people to take part in the development and promote our country.
Thus, the main motive of every person not just Indian citizen but every country men should be to take pride in his own country. Be inspired by its history and work towards its future.