We say our land is Vedabhoomi. Vedas originated from our country and we don't know what is there in vedas also. Some Veda pandits are there who will by heart the content and chant it many times. But foreign countries are understanding the veda perfectly and trying to use them for their betterment. Where as our scientists even don't understand Sanskrit even. So it is better if sanskrit is also made a part of our study.
The real meaning of our culture has lost long ago.
Tolerance is merely a word now. We don't really appreciate the values of other people.
Fanatism is prevailing and pillaging the society.
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
Every aspect of human development is driven by evolution. Hence, we are unable to protect our culture
We all know that ours is a diverse country. Different regions have their own distinct culture, language, religion, food habits, clothing, customs and celebrations etc.
Why is it so?
If you travel from North to South (North – South Axis) in our country, you feel predominant diversity.
If you travel from East to West (East – West Axis), the diversification is not that much. That means Culture of the people is more diffused along the East- West Axis than North-South Axis. The reason for this phenomenon is that environmental/climatic conditions are similar along the horizontal axis. Adapting different cultures (diffusion) is easy along the East-West axis than North-South Axis.
So, the cultural diversity depends on Geography of the country.
The distance of the North-South axis is more than the distance of E-W axis. Hence, our country is more culturally diversified. Just imagine what would have been the status of our country if distance of E-W axis is more than the distance of N-S axis. In that case, our country would have been more powerful.
Why Europeans colonized world? Why not Americans? Why not Africans?
Now you have the answer.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
When scientific knowledge and technological advancement becomes the only thing for the mankind it starts getting detached from its culture and same thing is happening world wide today. We are simply telling big words about our culture but not doing any practical thing to preserve it.
Knowledge is power.
I read in one book, once Swamy vivekananda during his visit to Chicago, was told by some Americans that he was so nice to see if he wore nice dress other than the saffron cloths. Swamy replied, 'Brother, your culture is designed by your tailor but ours is by character.' By reading this, we, Indians should get pride as our culture is based on character.
If one really have seen the sculptures and constructions of our Kings ruled our country irrespective of direction -North,East,West and South, we really pride over our culture.
This is the duty of every citizen of our country to protect our culture.