Guwahati, Sep 23: India is not a “constitutional democracy” but a “civilization democracy”, Assam leader minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has stated. Sarma asserted the experience of Indian identification isn’t a “19th century phenomenon” when the country had begun to imagine itself as a nation-state, but that of a “civilizational continuity” of the past several millennia.
Addressing an occasion on Thursday, Sarma turned into quoted as announcing via way of means of the media, “Bharatvarsha is not just a nation-state that came into being in the 19th century, but a dwelling entity. India nurtures one of the oldest civilizations in the world. The experience of Indian identification is not just 19th century phenomenon whilst India commenced to assume itself as a geographical region.”
“The experience of India is a civilizational continuity of the beyond numerous millennia.”
The Bharatiya Janata Party leader said the European colonial rule couldn’t achieve destroying the historic ideals and traditions of India due to the inherent the strength of “Sanatan civilization” that, he stated, had remained “unbeatable”.
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The Assam CM made the remarks at the inaugural programme of the 3rd edition of Lokmanthan 2022 in Guwahati.
He also that a major characteristic of Indian civilization is that it does not consider the country only as an inert political entity.
“For us, our nation is akin to our Mother, a vibrant goddess whose every geographical appearance – the landscape-rivers-hills and mountains find a place in the verses and hymns of the Indian scriptures. North East had deeply enriched the great ancient Indian civilization. Eminent 15th-century Vaishnavite saint Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev was the first to associate Bharatvarsha with Assam and referred to it as its motherland,” he added.