India is a nation of diverse communities that contribute to the enrichment of the nation. What can be better than when two people from two different communities, incorporating within themselves two different cultural heritages come together and form a union and grant us a beautiful blend of a new tradition as the product of a cross-cultural union? It is a matter of extreme pride for our country and there is nothing I see in it to be ashamed of; nothing to shy away from.
In fact, cross-cultural marriage will not only bring pride to the country by emphasising on the richness of our cultures but will also induce self-betterment. Below are some advantages of cross-cultural marriages
INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENT TRADITIONS
India as a country that celebrates every festival belonging to different cultures as its own, so why not should the people of India have the luxury to adopt the different traditions that lace these cultural activities for self-enrichment?
LEARNING OF NEW LANGUAGES
A cross-cultural marriage will capacitate the learning of new languages which is yet another form of self enhancement. Learning and teaching of new languages between couples will evoke a sense of closeness and intimacy between two people in love.
BETTER TRAVELLING OPPORTUNITIES
When you hail from Maharashtra and your spouse hails from West-Bengal, it will be natural for the both of you to travel to each other’s home-towns in the two different states, thus creating an opportunity for one to visit a state and discover it to its depths, which one might not have been able to do if they were married to someone belonging to the same state.
CELEBRATION OF VARIED FESTIVALS
When marriage happens between two people belonging to different cultural backgrounds, there will be the possibility to be a part of the celebration of a varied lot of festivals patent to the two varying cultural classes.
APPROPRIATION OF A DIVERSE AND RICH CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Cross-cultural marriage provides for a richer cultural experience for the next generations, who not only experience cultural festivities, pick up two different languages and develop and train their food palate but they also learn to be more open-minded, understanding and tolerant of the two contradictory cultural relationship.
INCULCATION OF THE ABILITY TO COMPROMISE AND CO-OPERATE
A marriage between two different communities requires more compromise and co-operation than a marriage between two people belonging to the same community, because there will be incongruous views, outlooks, different norms, values and traditions that need to be accepted and adopted to reasonable extents by each of the two communities that have engaged in the union. This brings about a natural capacity to co-operate which forms an essential value required to maintain cordial relationships between two or more individuals.
GENETICALLY DIVERSE RELATIONSHIPS ARE ADVANTAGEOUS FOR THE OFFSPRINGS
Cross-cultural marriages will induce genetically diverse relationships and it is scientifically proven that the children who are born to parents sharing divergent genes are more intelligent and even physically healthier than those born to parents with similar genes.
Here is a listing of the advantages of a cross-cultural marriage for you, the advantages of which does not really end with this list; they are many-fold and hence allowing oneself or one’s children to enter into a marriage with another individual belonging to a different cultural community should be elemental for both the elevation of the country and the self.
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