Embracing Diversity

Diversity is the nature of nature.

Be it plants, be it animals, be it any other species including homo sapiens, we’re all so diversified and yet everything has its place and purpose in nature.

For someone who is born in one of the most populated and culturally diverse countries, with numerous languages and hundreds of tribes diversity comes by birth.

However, because of our inability to coexist and appreciate the differences between each other – we’ve lost a lot as a country from tribes and languages to ancient recipes and traditions in the name of caste, creed, religion, or gender.

There is one test to know whether a civilisation is advanced or not and to check if diversity is appreciated by it or not.

Every single state in our country has its own festivals, has its own food, has its own culture, and it’s on us to choose whether to look at the border in between or to look beyond it and celebrate us.

Mahatma Gandhi once said “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”

I think it’s time for us to finally say goodbye to the discrimination that comes with diversity and start celebrating the beauty that lies in it.