There is an old Hindi saying about diversity of the populace of India – “Kos kos pe badle pani, chaar kos pe vani”, which translates to “Every three kilometers, the taste of water changes; every twelve kilometers, the dialect changes”.
India as mega nation bestows perfect example of land where people of mixed cultures, different languages, varied religions and distinctive food tastes share the same land. A place where every distinct individual lives together with a person of another religion, region, caste or culture. Having diverse geographical composition, being surrounded by mountains on top, sea at bottom, desert in west and plains in between, Indian land also showcase wid e range of living experience to all its residents.
India being the second most populated country of this world is knitted with various colours of culture within itself. The vast population is composed of people having diverse creeds, customs and languages .India is a land of multiple religions. Followers of various faiths, particularly of Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism Zoroastrianism share the same piece of land. India has 22 officially recognized languages and is one of the most multilingual places in the entire world. Since ages, India has been a land to people of different ethnicity. Many people have migrated across the globe in search of better lifestyle and comfortable living.
Although, being comprised of so many diverse cultures throughout the nation, a common thread of nationality and patriotism binds everyone together and keep them united. People here, respect every other culture and adapt themselves into any kind of circumstances they are put in. In spite of the fact that there are numerous languages among various races, there is a sense of national unity and oneness among all the Indians. Living in India deals with an ideology of “Unity in Diversity” which is based on the concept where the individual or social differences are looked upon as varieties that enrich the society and the nation as a whole.