Reasons to feel Proud to be an Indian

We often debate on the present condition of our country India. We crib about some Issues and social evils, but there are much more good about our country that we should feel proud about. India is an incredibly beautiful land that has several wonderful stories to narrate. Not just me but every Indian should feel proud of our motherland. It is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the World with a vast accumulation of human races. It’s a pride in itself to be born in such a great nation. But, do we really need reasons to feel proud of our motherland? I guess most of us don't need reasons to feel proud of India. Here is a list of some reasons that will surely make those people feel proud to be an Indian who need reasons to feel good about their own motherland.

Proud to be an Indian
Proud to be Indian

Indian Culture

Indian culture is an amalgamation of different cultures, distinguishing it from other cultures of the World. It is one of the oldest cultures of the world that traces back to Indus Valley Civilization. The vivid and vibrant culture of the country is characterized by its age-old traditions, customs, festivals, religions, etc. Every state in the country has its own culture and is unique in several ways. Fusion of various emotions and vibrant colors, it gives us a reason to feel proud of our beautiful and distinct culture.

Unity in diversity

One of the reasons that we should take pride of our nation is Unity in diversity. It is one of the distinguishing aspects of the country. It is a land of diversity where numerous culture, traditions, customs, religions and human races co-exist with harmony. The diverse topography adorns the land with incomparable diversity, which distinguishes the nation from other countries of the World. Despite the various diversities, unity among people makes our nation worth feeling proud of.

Indus Valley Civilization

One of the first civilizations in the World, the Indus Valley Civilization was in India. It dates back to some 5000 years and the various historical as well as archaeological researches have proved its existence in our vast nation. It developed during the Vedic period and still its existence can be felt in the vibrant and rich cultural heritage of the country. Every Indian should take pride in the fact that the oldest civilization of the world developed in our country.

Glorious Indian history

India has a rich history and it is apparent from the existence of marvelous and beautiful monuments speckled all over the country. Our history dates back to several thousands of years with numerous invasions and struggle of the Indians to win freedom. Mark Twain said that Indian history is the mother of all history. Our history is filled with stories of great leaders and kings, who gave their lives for their country. This is one of the several reasons that every Indian should feel proud of being born in such a nation.

Land of Spirituality

India is a land of spirituality that considers religion as an integral part of its traditions. It is a land of great saints attracting a lot of people all over the world in search of spirituality. It is the birthplace of four religions, namely Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism. The age-old traditions of the country have helped in the evolution of Spiritualism. It is a part of everyday life of every Indian and owing to this; it has become a popular destination among the seekers of spirituality since ages. This definitely gives us a reason to be proud of being born in a country like India.

Tourist Destinations

The country has become one of the major tourist destination, which is visited by travelers from every nook and corner of the globe. The diverse topography of the land offers a lot of fascinating as well as intriguing options to people visiting the country, making it one of the most coveted tourist destinations of the globe. From pristine beaches to snow-capped mountains, desert to dense evergreen forests and exotic flora and fauna, India has a something in its treasure trove for every discerning traveler.

Indian Cuisine

Indian cuisine is famous all over the world, which is known for the use of spices. The nation serves a variety of dishes garnished with portion of history, a dash of different traditions, lots of love and the taste of culture. It is an integral part of our rich culture and every region have their own culinary styles. The use of a variety of spices, which forms the integral part of preparation of every dish and the mixture of different exotic spices makes Indian cuisine the most exceptional, scrumptious, affordable as well as healthy. This is another thing that gives us a reason to feel proud of our country.

Fastest developing economy

Even though there are a number of issues in our country like poverty, corruption, inflation etc. that are thought to be weakening our economy, but you will be surprised to know and definitely give you a reason to be proud of is that India is the 10th largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP. It is also the 3rd largest nation by purchasing power parity. It has been counted among the fastest growing economy of the world and it is expected to the 3rd largest economy by 2030 with an economy of $30.3 trillion.

Road networks and rail network

Another reason that will make you feel proud to be born in an incredible nation, India is that we have the second largest road network in the world covering an area of 33 lakh km. It also ranks 4th in the World in terms of rail networks, having a track length, which covers 115,000 km with 7,172 stations all over the country. Don’t you think this is a good reason to feel proud of being an Indian?

Respect all religion

Secularism is one of the distinguishing aspects of the country. It is the only nation in the world where all you will find people of all religions residing together with harmony. Everyone respects each religion and every religious festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal. Even the Indian Constitution has declared the country as a Secular nation. It is here where you will find churches, mosques and temples located within proximity and this proves that we respect all religion.

Potential superpower

India has withstood numerous problems and today, it has emerged as the potential superpower of the world. It has developed remarkably in every aspect. Today, it has become the 2nd largest country in software development after US. The progress in the telecom sector is commendable and the development in the field of science and technology makes it one of the leading nations. Even in terms of GDP and PPP, the nation is among the 3rd largest economy in Asia and world, respectively. This makes our nation the next-superpower of the world.

Birthplace of great people 

India is the birthplace of many great personalities, who have brought glory to our nation. It is the birth place of people like Swami Vivekananda , Mahatma Gandhi , Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman , Kalpana Chawala, Sachin Tendulkar, Jhumpa Lahiri, Marry Kom, etc., who have brought glory to our nation. Each of these people has made us proud with their achievements.

Largest democracy

With a population of more than one billion, India is the largest democracy in the world. It is the 2nd largest country in the world in terms of population, which makes it the largest democratic nation. The Indian Constitution declares the nation as a democratic nation, where government is formed by the people, of the people and for the people. With such a huge population, who decides the formation of the government, makes it the largest democracy.

Festivals of India

We celebrated hundreds of festivals throughout the year, religious as well as cultural. Every festival in the country is celebrated with grandeur and enthusiasm, which distinguishes our nation from other parts of the world. Each festival has a rich historical background, religious significance and reflects the diverse as well as vibrant culture of the country. These festivals also reflect the secularism that exists in the country. Even this is one of the many reasons for us to feel proud of being Indians.

Joint family system

Even though India has embraced modernization with open arms, joint family system still exists. Family system is given importance even today and continues to be a significant part of our rich culture. It is a place where you will find adults still living with their parents. The oldest person still continues to be the head of the family, who takes all decisions, which is respected by all. This is one of the distinguishing aspects of the country and we should feel proud of it. It can only be seen in a country like India.

The list of reasons to feel proud to be an Indian is never-ending. However, these are some of the few reasons that will make you feel proud to be born in such a great and wonderful nation.

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