The beauty of India lies in its unity in diversity. We celebrate all festivals, savour biryani and kebabs on Eid the same way we gulp down boondi ka laddoos on Diwali, we dress up in red for Christmas and also remember Guru Nanak on his birthday. It's this harmonious bond that we embody as Indians.
And proof of this essence and beauty in India's diversity is a video, shot at a government school, Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in New Delhi, making rounds on the internet today. In the video, a group of girls along with their teacher are seen sending out New Year wishes to everyone in 18 different languages including Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Gujrati and Hindi.
Proud #DelhiGovtSchool students wishing you a very Happy #NewYear in different Indian languages— Manu Gulati (@ManuGulati11) January 1, 2020
Feel the warmth of #HappyNewYear2020 in Kashmiri, Bangla, Gujarati, Telugu, Punjabi, Tamil...
The list goes on🙂
Hope the coming year brims with Happiness for all of us#Welcome2020 pic.twitter.com/ng6TxTsYHD
Even the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, applauded the students for making the start of the year so full of hope with their "message of unity".
In the current socio-political climate where the entire nation is protesting over communal differences, this video is such a lovely reminder to understand what we're fighting for. The fabric of our country is based on our different identities merging together to form a gorgeous rainbow, and that's the vision for a glorious new decade for all of us.