The Importance Of Unity In Diversity In India

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he only constants in my life have been change and my family. As a child, my family and I moved a lot. I was born in Carson City, then moved to Los Angeles, moved again to Princeton and then moved to India where I completed my high school. Born in Carson City, I have gone to preschool in Los Angeles, started Elementary school in New Jersey, and finished High School in Pune, India. My parents have travelled and lived across the world. They have exposed me to different types of people and their cultures and religions through travelling; nurturing us into open-minded, adaptable individuals. As Nolan Tucker says, “Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.”…show more content…
India is a country that is a quintessential example of “Unity in Diversity”. Here, in a country where 1.2 billion people reside, I have seen people of opposing mind-sets and varied socio-economic backgrounds work together seamlessly. A land of paradoxes, India has puzzled many; at the age of seven so was I. It is a country where, Goddesses are worshipped and are believed to be the embodiment of ‘Shakti’ (power), yet there is a prevalence of gender discrimination in society. In the locality where I stay about 50% of the girls from the uneducated class don’t go to school. Many parents feel that it is an unnecessary financial burden to send a girl to school as subsequently she will be married off and shifted to some other family. This orthodox belief of parents is responsible for gender

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