Yesterday I completed two days of Pulse Orientation program and one day of ADP training sessions in India. That was an awesome experience, great learning and understanding. I didn’t felt heavy-eyed even for a second (That proves – Orientation was exhilarating), credit to Andrew and Manu.
Last week while checking out on pre work to be completed before attending the Pulse Orientation, I noticed that I have to bring a Symbol of Culture. Well, it was quite a task to think of a cultural symbol for such a diverse country.
I thought, and thought and thought a bit more…Finally I came up with this
A PEACOCK….Symbol of India Culture
Why, let me tell you
Peacock is a large and majestic bird, so is India
Peacock is a symbol of grace, joy, beauty and love, so is India
Peacock has so many colors and it’s truly vibrant, so is India – A land of Colors, Diversity and Vibrancy.
The diversity in every particle of its making also holds true for its unity.
Significance of Peacock in India –
i. God of rain Indra is depicted in form of Peacock
ii. Peacock is vehicle of Lord Murugan (Kartikeya)
Islam – Painted in various religious buildings
Christianity – Also known as symbol of resurrection.
In India, people believe whenever it spreads its feathers in an ornamental fashion (Dancing peacock), it indicates rain.
And yes, Peacock is the national bird of India. Our national pride.