My name is Yagnik Patel. I’m an international student at Sheridan College in Electronic Engineering Technician program. I’m from India and it is a famous country all over the world for its culture and tradition. It is the country of oldest civilizations in the world. The culture of India is the oldest culture of the world around 5,000 years. The vital components of the Indian culture are good manners, etiquette, civilized communication, rituals, beliefs, values, etc. There is a common saying about India that “Unity in Diversity” means India is a diverse country where people of many religions live together peacefully with their own separate cultures. People of various religions differ in their language, food tradition, rituals, etc however they live with unity. The national language of India is Hindi however, there are almost 22 official languages are spoken daily in India in its various states and territories likes Gujarati, Panjabi, Marathi, Tamil, etc.
People beliefs and follow various customs and traditions according to their own religions. We celebrate our festivals according to our own rituals, keep fast, take bath in holy water of Ganga, worship and pray to God, sing ritual songs, dance, eat delicious dinner, wear colorful dresses and other lots of activities. Variety of eras came and gone but no one was so powerful to change the influence of our real culture. Even after the life styles of everyone has been modernized, Indian people have not changed their traditions and values. The culture of younger generations is still connected to older generations through umbilical cord. Our ethnic culture always teaches us to behave well, respect elders, care helpless people and always help the needy and poor people. There is great culture of our nation that we should always welcome our guests like a God very happily, that’s why India is famous for a common saying like “Atithi Devo Bhava”.