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Why are Foreign universities preferred by Indians?

An abstract analysis of recent foreign waves that are hitting Indians.

Are you a byproduct of this country? Do you feel proud of being an Indian? Why can't we coexist with other fragments of Indian soil? Why can't we serve India and pour ourselves into the prosperity of our country? If people in India continue to settle abroad if they stop caring about Indic Values, What will happen?

Have you ever tried to imagine and formulate this in your mind? Sorry, you must be thinking about Visa and Work Permit. How will our flag and constitution survive? Currently, our Democracy is in a coma. According to a report by the Times of India, in 2020, 71 thousand students went abroad. Only a handful of people return to India and devote their lives to boosting values and morals. Our way of life was better than any other way, but we got attracted towards Chopsticks and hookups, we got trapped into the casual approach towards everything in life. Earlier in India, People were more inclined towards learning and reading scriptures. Everyone was trying to look for a purpose in their lives but nowadays, people just search the word, they do get to know the meaning on google, but not in life. People would pray for an opportunity when it came to studying at Nalanda University, Takshashila University, etc Foreigners wear their culture with a sense of pride but In India, various elements that come under the shed of culture are often ignored. (People don't apply Tilak on their forehead just because they feel it is outdated as far as fashion is concerned) In a research paper, a scholar talked about how learning a language is imperative to rulling any nation. He clearly stated that Sanskrit was mandatory for them to adopt before entering India. Our parents weren't able to study through English medium school and so they live with an inferiority complex about not being from 'convent.' This complex forces them to give their children the best educational atmosphere. But, This does not certainly mean Education in a regional language is deficient. It just shows the impact of fashion and the effect of forgetfulness. 

Nowadays, the upbringing of a child happens in a very biased way. No one wants to remain ''Bharatiya," Everyone is an incomplete Indian. Generation Z isn't aware of Kalidasa, Bhasa, Bharatendu, Harsha, Panini, Patanjali, Adi Shankaracharya, Madhvacharya, Nimbarkacharya, Tulasidas, but gets attracted to Epicurus, Anaximander, Anaxagoras, Empedokles, Democritus, Pythagoras, Thales of Miletus, Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, etc. We must understand our roots, and then we must delve into other cultures. Foreigners study their culture, and after researching their origins, they move towards other civilizations and try to connect the dots of Humankind. Indians refuse to accept someone's work just because they think our product must be unreliable and untrustworthy. But, if the same product gets recognition in a foreign nation, then Indians consider it safe and worthy.

Why is it so? Recent examples of this mentality are as follows: Srila Prabhupada or Abhay Charan De wanted to preach the words of his spiritual master and wanted to establish a mission. He had got knowledge through disciplic succession. He was from one of the six schools of thought. He needed money and so, he tried to have a conversation with Mahatma Gandhi but in vain. In India, people can invest a great deal in entertainment but cannot in someone with sincerity. After struggling for years, Prabhupada went to foreign countries with just forty rupees in his pocket and built 108 grandeur temples in the coming decade. He became the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. When Indians saw foreigners dancing on the beats of auspicious devotional songs then they accepted and joined the movement.

Another example is Swami Vivekananda. He became famous for the speech delivered in Chicago. He was doing Sadhana. He also had the aim of establishing a mission based on his teacher's (Ramkrishna Paramhansa) teachings. When Sister Nivedita came to India and people saw that Foreigners are understanding the Vedanta, then Ramkrishna Mission became huge. Why is this mentality augmenting and why aren't we becoming as wide as foreigners? We are Secular, we are Religiously plural and practice Spiritual Humanism.  We devote our lives to God.

The external pressure of this mentality is experienced by everyone in India. This is the main reason behind Indians going to foreign countries and studying there. Indians must learn the research methodology of foreigners. They consider our culture influential for exploring but they don't neglect their way of living. They are becoming Indians by culture. Let's become ‘foreigners’ with an open mind and research quality. Indians are trying to adopt foreign culture but are not retaining their Individuality. If we want to become foreigners then, just learn the element of "Legitimate Adoption with Proud Retention."

The moment when we will learn this element we will become complete as Human beings and as a "Bharatiya."


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