Indian Sanatan culture, civilization and traditions are considered to be the most ancient in the world. Indian culture has also been considered the mother of other cultures of the world. The culture and civilization of India has remained immortal with its traditional existence since ancient times. India has a huge collection in the field of songs, music, drama tradition, folk tradition, religious rites, rituals, painting and writing, which is known as the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. In recent times, great efforts are being made to cherish, beautify and improve it. Especially in the last decade, continuous efforts have been made to propagate the culture of India, due to which not only the people of the world have got the fragrant fragrance of the country’s soil, but the whole world is also trying to know and understand the Indian culture. . India’s past has been more beautiful and impressive than its present.
India had achieved political independence only 75 years ago, but India’s eternal culture has been going on since ancient times and is millions of years old. India has been known as the ‘golden bird’ and the strength of Indian eternal culture has been recognized by the entire world. The whole world has been attracted towards India to see its religion, philosophy, heritage, Teej, festivals, flavors and unity in diversity. India has also been called the land of gods, it is the land of offering, it is the land of tarpan and it is the land of dedication.
India has been a living nation since ancient times, it is not just a piece of land. Shankar is said to reside in the pebbles of India. In recent years, heritage is also being given full attention in the economic development of India and along with economic development in India, adequate attention is also being given to cultural development. Due to which India’s economic growth rate remains strong compared to other countries. In fact, now many other countries, including developed countries, are also getting attracted towards Indian Sanatan culture to solve their economic, cultural and social problems and to accelerate their economic development.
In recent times, tireless efforts have been made to conserve, preserve and enhance the cultural heritage of India, especially during the last decade. The attraction of thousands of years of Indian civilization and culture is such that no matter how many storms come, the Indian Sanatan culture remains unbroken. However, the civilizations of some countries like Greece, Greece, Iran etc. were completely destroyed. Recently, Amrit Kaal has been celebrated in India after 75 years of independence. The official journey of Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav started on 12 March 2021. A 75-week countdown had begun for the 75th anniversary of independence, which continued with celebrations. Meanwhile, a long series of celebrations continued and the Yatra continued uninterrupted till 15 August 2023. More than 166,000 programs were organized in the country and the world during the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. In which many big programs like Tiranga in every house, Vande Bharatam, Kalanjali were also included.
Amrit Mahotsav has five pillars – Freedom Struggle @ 75, Thoughts @ 75, Solutions @ 75, Actions @ 75, Achievements @ 75. The Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, being celebrated with public participation, is an effort to present the achievements of these 75 years of the country in front of the whole world and along with this, an outline of resolutions is also being laid for the next 25 years.
Indian Sanatan culture has not only united India but has also connected the entire world with India. Now an important chapter is being written in India in the form of ‘Ek Bharat- Shrestha Bharat’. India has done many incomparable things during its presidency of the G-20 group of countries. During its presidential tenure in the last one year, India has surprised all the countries of the world by organizing more than 200 meetings of member countries on various important topics in different cities of India. During this period, India has succeeded in introducing its great glorious Sanatan culture, glorious heritage, spiritual sphere, economic development, etc. to the whole world.
The success that India has achieved in recent years in solving its economic and social problems and accelerating its economic growth rate has been achieved mainly by following India’s eternal culture and traditions. On the contrary, especially after the Corona epidemic, many developed countries of the world are still struggling with many types of economic and social problems. Due to following economic policies based on capitalism, the economic and social condition of western countries has not been very good. In developed countries today the primacy of the family has, in a way, ended. In this context, a special example of America’s situation can be given here. The social fabric in America today has become fragmented. The divorce rate among couples has become very high due to which children remain only with their mother and a large number of children do not have any information about their father.
Due to disintegration of family system in developed countries, the elderly have to depend on the help of the government. Therefore, the governments of these countries have to spend huge amounts of money on social facilities. In many developed countries, the number of elderly people is increasing rapidly, due to which these countries have to spend a large part of their budget on social facilities. France is spending 31 percent of its total budget on social facilities, similarly Italy is spending 28 percent, Germany 26 percent and America 19 percent on social facilities. Due to huge expenditure on social facilities, the economic condition of these countries has collapsed and the average debt per capita in these countries has become very high. In America, 136 percent of the total gross domestic product has been borrowed. Today, some countries have to take loans even to pay interest on loans.
In sharp contrast to the ideology of Western philosophy, according to Indian culture, family, society, nation, creation and God are considered respectively above individualism. Due to the prevalence of joint family, the care of the elderly takes place within the family and there is not much burden on the government budget in this regard. Seeing the economic development of India by following the Indian Sanatan culture, now developed countries are also getting attracted towards the Indian culture considering it superior so that they can solve their economic, cultural and social problems. Overall, now only Indian economic philosophy can save the entire world, because it is based on karma and focuses on integral humanity.
Retired Deputy General Manager
state Bank of India