Ours is a culture that is several millennia old. And with India being a diverse country, it’s a melting pot of several different cultures and traditions that make us unique.
Recently, cricket commentator and former England international player Kevin Pietersen tweeted how he is in awe of our culture that teaches people to respect their seniors or elders; a common notion that is, unfortunately, disappearing fast in the West.
Something still richly engrained in Indian people, is RESPECTING elders. And it’s so good to see. 🙏🏽
That respect for seniors or older people in the West is unfortunately disappearing fast, which is sad to see! 🤦🏻♂️
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) March 17, 2021
His tweet appreciating our deep-rooted sanskaar and culture was lauded by many online.
Good to hear that from you KP. That indeed is a glorious Indian tradition. Touching their feet, getting their blessings, not calling them by their name, sitting respectfully in front of them, to get up when an elder comes to a room etc are an integral part of this great culture
— Rajesh Kumar (@makingindiawork) March 17, 2021
Kevin, We happen to be one of the Oldest Living Civilizational People with Deep Cultural roots and we and our Children are still taught to bow down and touch the feet of the Elderly……
Welcome India, Mate! ☺️☺️🙋♂️
— Wannacum (@DaulatDeshmukh) March 17, 2021
— RAKA (@RAKApool) March 17, 2021
Yep india, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh
Most of them have the same culture of being social, friendly and as you said respecting each other.
And it may have been
One of the reasons why the depression rate is so low in these countries.
— Mohammad dawod (@Mohammad_Dawod_) March 17, 2021
The fact being, We value culture above us. We consider elderly as ray of hope and a guiding and motivating factor in our life which keeps on increasing with the age and so do the respect
— Rahul Tripathi (@imrahultripati) March 17, 2021
Yes we Indian, mostly lives in joint family, say an extended family, consits of 3 or more generation, so that’s why we value our relationship & respect elders ..
— 🕉 Sumit Malpani (@sumitmalpani77) March 17, 2021
However, there was a section of people who added that this was also disappearing from our country.
It is Hindu culture which also disappearing very fast in India ..Due to wester culture effect.
— Ashwani Singh (@ThisAshwani) March 17, 2021
Yep true But no one does give seat to the elderly in public transport which is really sad to see.
— Lax Thapa 🇳🇵🇦🇺 (@LaxThapa4) March 17, 2021
Yes it’s our core values, many respect that. But here as well we see people disrespecting their parents later on in their life, sending them to old age homes etc.
— Archit Gupta (@archit_404) March 17, 2021
love you KP ! I think even we are losing some of our core values,but this tweet actually reminds us of our heritage no amount of AI or deep learning can learn what our elders have from everyday experience their input is gold!
— alok patil (@alok_p17) March 17, 2021
And how right you are. What a shame certain youths today dont even know how to spell respect anymore
— Peter Vermeulen (@PeterV3006) March 17, 2021
Thats wrong, they respect senior or elders who has more money and wealthy
— ரு ͏ ͏ ͏͏ (@capt24ar) March 17, 2021
Yes, we’re proud of our culture and rich heritage. Do you also think that we’re losing its essence?