India is a multi-lingual, multi-religious, multi-caste, and multi-class country. Multicultural concerns have long informed India’s history and traditions, constitution and political arrangements. Much of the writings on Indian history, culture and politics are marked by some kind of multicultural concern.
The University of Delhi is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars to its faculty. The University of Delhi attracts students from the different parts of the country.
In our survey, we interviewed students from various colleges under DU. Some of them were from St.Stephens College, Sri.Venketeshwara College, Jesus and Mary college, SRCC and so on. The survey puts light to various questions and we came into conclusion.
The survey shows that most of the students know how to read, write and speak Hindi. The percentage of students who doesn’t speak Hindi is very low. This shows that in spite of the popularity of English language our national language Hindi is gaining importance among today’s youth.
Another important conclusion we came up after the survey is that the percentage of outstation students who face discrimination is very low. The students hang out with both locals and the people of their community. This shows that there is harmony and integrity among our future citizens which means that the citizens of the future India are immune to the sharp divisions of caste and class which divided the people of the country before.
For the students of Delhi University, the religion of a particular person is not a factor to be considered while making friends. In today’s world where the Muslims are looked down upon it’s a surprise and a relief that the students do not discriminate each other on the basis of religion. Blaming a particular community is not the answer to solve any problem. This is one lesson the older generation has to learn...