Dr. Anamika Mishra
I spent almost 14 years here in the Czech Republic; I came here to do my higher studies and got all support and love from this country, now this country for me is like a “home away from home”. There are many Indians working in the Czech Republic in different businesses, academics, and IT companies, and they belong from the different parts of India. I had the opportunity to communicate not only with scientists but people belonging from different backgrounds, and from several European countries.
I always find a special treatment when people realized that I own an Indian nationality. Youngsters are always interested to visit India, and those visited often start speaking about their visits in different parts of India with praise on different spices, cuisines, and preservation of our cultural heritage, and also critics on poor in streets.
Usually people are aware of our ancient civilization and culture including Ayurveda and Yoga; in fact, I feel proud to listen from them not only about Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Vedas but also about different prayers including Gayatri Mantra. Yoga has been very well established in different parts of Europe.
I can say with proud that initiatives of the current Indian political regime, e.g., International Yoga day, stands on Global Climate Change, and business ease in India, have glorified name and fame of India, and I have no doubt in accepting that current prime minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi is a very well-known political figure within Europeans.