India's heritage is a source of pride
India is an ancient nation. It is not just a collection of about one and a half billion people or a part of history and geography. Not even just one country. It is a unique cultural experience. Indian culture is very ancient.
There is a flow of Sanskrit tradition from the Vedic period and even earlier. To know, to hear, to keep what is heard in the memory and to recite it is called fasting in the Upanishads. Shruti and Veda are words with similar meaning. The maintenance of word and form knowledge is memory.
Of truth and beauty Re-creating is culture. There is continuity in Indian culture. All symbols and monuments with permanence are heirlooms of a prosperous heritage.
All countries maintain and strengthen their ancient heritage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly said on the occasion of International Museum Day that museums inspire us to connect with the past and awaken awareness of the future.
Museums are the greatest classrooms for properly understanding the culture of any period. Harappa or Mahanjodaro went to civilizations We also get it from the antiquities preserved in museums.
Through these things, we get to know the lifestyle and customs of the people of that time. It is also a fact that the techniques used for construction and urban planning during the Harappa or Mahanjodaro civilizations are far behind even today's cutting-edge technologies.
There is no knowledge of the drainage system and architecture of that time. The tragedy is that in hundreds of years of slavery, all the heritage of the country has been lost. Precious manuscripts and Libraries were burned. Many artifacts were taken out of the country in an unethical manner. Due to the growing prestige of India, many countries have started returning these heirlooms.
Fewer than twenty artefacts came to India in the decades after independence, but in the last nine years about 240 artefacts have been brought back. Preservation of cultural heritage and monuments is a national duty. Article 49 of the Constitution mentions, 'Artificial or artistic works of national importance, declared by or under a procedure made by Parliament.It will be the responsibility of the government to protect every monument, place or object of historical interest from damage, destruction and damage.
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