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Current global culture is emerging threat to local culture: CJI NV Ramana

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The Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Friday  said that the current global culture is emerging as a threat to local culture, symbols, and identities.

In the 82nd convocation of Osmania University in Hyderabad , the CJI said he finds the winds of globalisation, are driving people towards global culture 

The CJI said that this new culture has and as this engulfed the world, while  the need of sustaining diversity now assumes greater significance.

He said “The social media, television and pop culture glamourised a particular way of life and sadly, we are blindly aping the same. Instead of celebrating our distinct heritage and culture, we are allowing our rich identities to be blurred,” 

The CJI also talked about the rapid globalisation and massive developments in science and technology.He said while his observations should not be taken as criticism of globalisation per se, the prevalent issues definitely prove that something has gone wrong with the present model of globalisation.

The CJI said that although we have done some significant achievements, our societies are becoming increasingly divided over access to wealth and resources,”

Quoting the 2021 UNESCO World Report of Languages, the Chief Justice  talked about the coming times when 7,000 languages spoken in the world could disappear and people will lose considerable literature and folklore, along with losing wisdom inherited through generation.

During his speech he spoke about bio diversity and said that more and more farmers are moving beyond indigenous crops for short-term gains and this change in cropping pattern is altering the character of soils, thereby reducing its capacity to support biodiversity.

He pointed out the impact of Globalisation on the  local handicrafts and artisans. “With global brands flooding the markets,the local artisans are pushed to the corner,.

He called for all institutions to introduce a subject on the basic ideas about the Constitution and governance, irrespective of the stream of learning. He observed that there is a need for simplifying the ideas of the Constitution for everyone’s understanding and empowerment

The CJI  said he believes in the  true education thy nurtures the youth and makes them dive deep  and bring transformation from within .

Chief Justice Ramana, who was also conferred Honoris Causa doctorate by Osmania University, revisited his memories in varsity, though he did not study in the institution.

“Initially in my student days, I aspired to join law at Osmania University. Although I could not join law formally, I stayed here with friends in hostel rooms and attended many classes in law and linguistics. I have a lot of warm memories of Osmania University,” he said.

Talking about the Osmania University he said that  its the institutions where political participation and scholarly pursuits went hand-in-hand as it has produced one of the most remarkable Prime Ministers and statesmen of modern India in the form of P.V. Narasimha Rao.

The Governor of Telangana Tamilisai Soundararajan and Osmania University Vice Chancellor Professor D. Ravinder also spoke on the occasion.

During the conviction the total of 55 gold medals and 260 doctoral degrees were awarded.

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