tribesandminoritiesToday, one of my friends asked me which foreign country I prefer. This is always a difficult question to answer, but it's difficult to deny the power India has on me. And of course Chhattisgarh has a very special place in my heart. So I started to answer India.
My new friend looked at me, seriously believing I was joking ! As he couldn't believe it, I told him : This is my 4th time in India, and 2nd time in Bastar. Why would I come back if I didn't like India ?
What I noticed everywhere in the world is that people hardly see the Wonders of the place where they live. We always look for the interesting things somewhere else and forgot to look at the ones we have in front of us.
I was born in the north of France but I almost know nothing about this place. The main attractions tourists visit are unknown from me. At the opposite, I live in the Southwest of France since 2000. And I know more about the traditional festivals and places than most of the people who were born here.
So my personal message tonight is : be concious of the beauty of your district, region, country, culture, traditions. You have serious reasons to be proud of it. Please, keep it alive. Stay these lovely people who love to interact with others, who take time for their relatives, who open their heart so much to the foreigners.
There's so many fascinating things here : the tribal life of course, but also the world longuest festival Bastar Dussehra, your unique culture and believes, your ability to smile so easily...
Of course everything is not perfect. But perfection would be really boring 😀
#Jagdalpur #Bastar #Chhattisgarh #wowcg #India #culturaldifferences
- safal.jainWell said!
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