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Too bad people ‘blindly ape’ a glamorous lifestyle: CJI RamanaOUS News

Hyderabad: Driven by the winds of globalization, people are moving towards a global culture that is emerging as a threat to local cultural symbols and identities, even as social media, television and pop culture glorify a way of life particular that people are sadly ‘blindly aping’, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said on Friday.

Speaking at the 82nd convocation of Osmania University here, Justice Ramana also said that it is high time for all institutions to introduce a topic on basic ideas on Constitution and governance, regardless of or the learning current. The ideas of the Constitution must be simplified for everyone’s understanding and empowerment.

“With rapid globalization and massive developments in science and technology, multiple cultures and identities are interacting with each other with increased frequency. Driven by the winds of globalization, we are moving towards a global culture. As this global culture engulfs the world, the need to maintain diversity is of great importance,” the Supreme Court Justice said.

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“Global culture appears as a threat to local cultural symbols and identities. Social media, television and pop culture glorify a particular way of life and sadly we blindly ape the same,” added Justice Ramana.

Stating that his observations should not be taken as a critique of globalization per se, Justice Ramana said the current problems definitely prove that something has gone wrong with the current model of globalization.

“While we have made significant achievements, our societies are increasingly divided over access to wealth and resources,” he added.

Citing UNESCO’s World Language Report 2021, Justice Ramana said that half of the approximately 7,000 languages ​​spoken in the world today could disappear by the end of the century and that with the loss of every language, people not only lose considerable literature and folklore, but also lose the wisdom inherited from generation to generation.

The march of globalization is also having a significant impact on genetic diversity and hence the rapid loss of crop varieties, wildlife species and native livestock is being observed, he said.

As the market is driven by the demands of the global economy, more and more farmers are moving beyond native crops for short-term gains and this shift in cultivation pattern is altering the character of soils, thereby reducing its ability to support biodiversity.

Likewise, climate change and environmental pollution are also affecting wild varieties, leading to huge ecological imbalance, he said.

“Another aspect of globalization is its impact on local crafts and artisans. With global brands flooding the markets, with mass-produced designs and products, local artisans are being pushed around the corner,” he said.

According to him, true education is what nurtures true impulses and independent thought. Instead of being prisoners of the status quo, young people need to dive deep and bring about transformation from within. “You cannot change the world with mere principles and high morals. You have to act,” he said.

Stating that respect for plurality is another essential aspect of maintaining democracy, he said, instead of fostering a sense of “otherness”, education should lead the country where the people can nurture the diversity.

Justice Ramana, who received an honorary doctorate from Osmania University, recalled his memories with the university during his student days, although he did not study at the institution.

He said Osmania University is one of those institutions where political participation and academic pursuits go hand in hand and has produced one of the most outstanding prime ministers and statesmen in the world. modern India in the form of PV Narasimha Rao.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan also spoke at the convocation.


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