Why am I proud to be an Indian?
I am a citizen of the world and am proud to be an Indian because I know what I represent. India, just articulating the word, evokes a feeling of enlightenment. The significance of the people and of the culture it holds is even more valuable than the world’s precious diamonds. The diversities of this beautiful country vary from state to state. A poor man can be found on the roads in India smiling because of the love and affection that develops within the society. To put icing on the cake, the hearts of these people are so big that through any grave or vital mistake, Indians will always forgive you. These are the qualities that make India and the people of India relevant to me.
The most significant feature of Indian values is their universality. The Vedas are resounding with their concern not only for the humanity at large, but the entire cosmic family. India contains solutions to the problem that constrict the soul of humanity today.
If we stand inspired, we shall inspire others. We must have pride in our heritage. We must feel fortunate to be the children of Bharata Maata. This pride should arise from a clear understanding of our culture and heritage. From the icy slopes of the Himalayas to the tapering tip of Kanyakumari, from the jungles inhabited by tribals to the big cities, from the mansions to humble abodes, it is one culture, one family that is expressing itself through many. This underlying unity that
sustains the surface diversity is the beauty of India.
Indianness is not only relevant to India; it is vital for the good of