The Chief Justice of India NV 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 globalization, 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 glamorized 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 globalization and massive developments in science and technology. He said while his observations should not be taken as criticism of globalization per se, the prevalent issues definitely prove that something has gone wrong with the present model of globalization.
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 Globalization 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 PV 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.