When you google “heritage of india” you would find pictures of forts, festivals, people in ethnic wear may be an occasional picture of modi and sometimes some disturbing images of poor people. That brings up the question, Is that India? Is that the heritage of India. Yes the festivals and forts and historical monuments are the heritage but in the 21st century do we not have something other than that? The answer is yes we do. The reason i am writing this is so that when the next time someone googles India, along side the forts and raja maharaja pictures and articles, they must also see this article.
So what are the 21st century heritages,
1. SAVING / ECONOMICS
We Indians from the time we are born are taught to save money for the rainy day unlike people of other countries who are in debt up to their necks. India has a very strong economy because the base of our economy is based on real money and real jobs and real work.
We all also invest please note i use the word invest and not spend on gold, silver and homes for ourselves which makes our economy the 2nd larges in the world in terms of gold holding that in itself is amazing.
As Indians we respect everything. From our parents, relatives all the way down to our cars and scooters. We worship everything we have in our life. In the form of festivals or in the form of good habits, it is in our genes. That creates an happy enviornment where we are surprisingly satisfied with everything we have and own unlike other people who keep ranting about how bad and imperfect their things are.
We also respect the weather. When it rains we love it becuase we think about the people who are in draught and about the people who have grown crops and are waiting for rain to cherish those crops.
3. SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
We are taught to respect our school and be scared of it. We are told that school gives you education and you must respect it and learn. Children in our country are bred in highly competitive enviornments that trains them from the beginning to strive to be the best. It is onLy a child in india who even after he fails because he did not careabout school, still has a dream of what he wants to do and become.
Children and the future generations are our biggest strengths. We care for them unlike crows who lay their eggs in another birds nest we care about what they eat, when they sleep and most importantly what they become.
I have personally spoken to so many auto rickshaw drivers who asked me which engineering college was good because they wanted their sonor daughter to go there and become one of indias amazing engineers. They dont mind taking a mortgage on their house to do that but somehow they want the child to see what in their words “they couldnt”
We indians are passionate about everything. Our money investments, festivals, children’s marks in school, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikanth and most importantly Cricket. Everyone has an opinion about everything. Why is that, cuz we consider those things to be a integral part of our life. If amitabh is ill people care cuz we think he is a part of our life. If sachin doesnt go to rajya sabha we care because we think the country p, it contitution and the governing bodies are a part of our life. We respect them and we want the people we respect to also follow suit. That is the most amazing thing a country can ask for. Its every person caring about every other person unlike other countries that are based on the principle of every man for himself which only creates hatred amongst people.
We are also very passionate about the investments we make which build on the savings part of this article. We love to share to other friends and family where we have invested our money and encourage them to do the same.
We share the same passion towards politics as well. That passion alone has got us under the rule of Modiji. The passion that people in maharashtra have from bal thakrey or people in karnataka have for dr rajkumar or in chennai have for amma
Sati, murder, oppression, rape nothing can stop an Indian woman and the world knows that. Unlike other countries where women are treated as objects we have respect for our women. It should be noted that for those who dont and rape or tease women must be hanged at the nearest traffic signal in broad day light and thats my pasison towards my country, see how it all works out.
Women in our country do so many things. House wives, farmers, doctors, engineers pilots and police constables even bus conductors. It is amazing how much the women of india are the important to the society. They are like the heavy duty string that keeps everything binded together. We are taught from childhood to respect women. Our sisters mothers relatives and friends.
All this only adds on to our heritage of monuments, films, music, languages, festivals and scenis beauty to make a full 21st century package.
This is dedicated to eeryone who lives in india and everyone who is thinking about visiting india. You must know what india is about amd what india stands for.