We are proud of our cultural heritage. We trace its history through the age and glorify its strength to face all the odds. We lavish our praises on those mighty heroes of our country who fought and struggled for its survival – Chandragupta, Prithivi Raj, Maharana Pratap, Shivaji etc. – who were our great fighters for the cause of retaining our ancient culture in the face of the grimmest challenges. The torch bearers of the War of Independence in 1857, Nan Sahib, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Tantya Tope, Bahadur Shah and thousands of other martyrs since then are our eternal source of inspiration.