India’s rich heritage and culture remains unparalleled, and the country’s unity in diversity is still being looked at with awe by the entire world, Justice V. Ramasubramanian, Judge, Madras High Court, said in Tiruchi on Saturday.

The greatness of our culture should be made known to the younger generation, Justice Ramasubramanian said speaking at the first anniversary celebration of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tiruchi Kendra.

Despite being a plural society with diverse communities, ethnic races and people speaking different languages, democracy remains firm in India.

The greatness of India is that though it had encountered invasions, it never went on the offensive and did not invade any part of the world, he observed. Citing several discoveries made during the ancient times in India, Justice Ramasubramanian said “India was the cradle of human race and the birth place of human speech,” quoting Mark Twain, an American novelist.

“We owe a lot to the Indians who taught us how to count without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made,” Justice Ramasubramanian said referring to the quote of famous physicist Albert Einstein about India. India’s rich culture and tradition remain an inspiration for the rest of the world, he said.

The secretary, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tiruchi, T.V. Murali, read out the annual report. The Bhavan’s Tiruchi Kendra chairman, S. Chandrakumar, welcomed the gathering.