18 Mar India
Colours have no religion and creed”, and to prove this statement true, let me take you to a country where colours of all religions, caste, creed and race and language fly high together in the same Flag.
Yes I am talking about the only country where you will find all cultures, all Colours blend together with peace and prosperity. I am taking about India. Our tricolour flag of saffron, white and green depicts strength, peace and growth with a blue chakra representing the dharma, that is being an Indian.
Yes MY INDIA – A land of Originals.
We all know that this great country is the cradle of human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history,
the grandfather of legend and
great grandmother of tradition.
From the fun of Bollywood to respecting elders, we Indians have it all.
With 29states and 7union territories, India is the seventh largest country by area and the second most populous in the world. It gives shelter to almost 1.3 billion people coming from all caste, creed, religion, culture, tribe and migrants from the other parts of the world. It is the world’s second largest military force and largest volunteer army. This is the love of the citizens for their mother land.
Our soldiers have always been the best in protecting our mother land and these brave soldiers are considered the son of each mother in India. We Indians can shed blood for each other and we live for each other, is what India teaches. We believe in “Service before self” and “Serving neighbour is serving God “. This country is an example of true patriotism. Events in the past like the independence in 1950 proves it all.
Leaders are born here, not made.
Well let me begin with It’s religious faith. India is the birthplace of four of the world’s major religions, namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Even our constitution gives the freedom of choosing any religion as a fundamental right to the citizens and this in itself show how much this country holds the spirit of Brotherhood. If I talk more about India’s religious beliefs, Allahabad, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh hosts the world’s largest religious pilgrimage, “Kumbha Mela” where people from across the globe come together to bathe in the confluence of three sacred rivers of India: the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati. The influence of Indian religions has been significant all over the world. India is home to some of the most famous monuments of Islamic architecture, such as the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world and Qutub Minar and many more to name. So this was just a mere glimpse of our religious diversity.
Moving on, A land of mixture ,with 19500 languages spoken, India is a country where each state has a different culture, be it nagaland’s traditional folk dance or be it kathak dance of the south. Regional festivals are the ones that make our India much more incredible, from Bengal’s Durga Puja to Maharashtra’s Ganesh Chaturthi to Christmas which celebrated in each part of the country. The common among all is the trust and faith in one supreme almighty throughout the country. Culture means representation of one’s own self and in my country, you can find a variety of cultures which differs from place to place. Yes a country having so many types of customs and traditions within the country.
Our history is an self explanatory example of how the bravest of brave fighters have been from India. From Rani Lakshmi Bai to Mahatama Gandhi, India knows how to win with silence.
From a big fat Indian wedding to the grand festivities of Holi, Navaratri, Eid and Durga Puja, Indian people celebrate it all with equal enthusiasm and zeal. Everything starts and end with the name of the almighty above. The three national festivals, i.e. The Republic Day, The Independence Day and Gandhi jayanti are also celebrated whole heartedly. The contribution of those freedom fighters is also worshiped every year on different dates here.
It is not only a place of large tourist attractions, but also a Country of immense knowledge. Every place, every monument, every street depecits a story. A story which has a deep meaning and a lot of important message for the world to take. Every state, every city, every town and every village welcomes people from across the world. This country can give you the sweetness of a village and luxury of a metropolitan. With the Moto of Satyamev Jayte, India maintains it’s integrity and commitment towards building a better world and treating guests as God. I call it “The land of originals”.
One soil, one God.
Serve all, love all.
One for all and all for one.