Thursday, May 26, 2016

India: Unity in diversity

India is a land of diverse physical features. Every possible geographical physical feature you can think of is present in India. The people of India have diverse physical features. They practise different religions, speak different languages and follow different customs and traditions. They also differ in their dress and food habits.

In spite of all these external differences, the people of India have a common feeling of Indianness. They are bound by a common cultural heritage and they share certain basic values.

Hence we use the phrase ‘Unity in Diversity’ to describe the social fabric of India. This is to express the great truth that despite their many differences, the people of India are all united as Indians. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarath, they all have a feeling of that they belong to one nation.