Three points to be remembered when you are trying to answer a question “why should we learn Indian heritage in this ultra modern scientific and technological world ?”
The question is not simple. It is very serious and answer should be accordingly serious and deep. Every nation is proud of their past, present and future. That gives the citizens a sense of pride and self respect. There can be good and bad in these three aspects of every nation. However generally the good are projected for inspiring the people of that nation.
Keeping the above points in the mind just give the following three points for anyone who asks the question (whether question is for knowing, protesting, challenging , denigrating, or even making fun off)
We have to learn our heritage to create a sense of pride in the mind of every Indian. That knowledge gives a great sense of pride and emotional satisfaction in the mind for many generations. This pride can never be available through any other sources.
Secondly we have inform the world that our forefathers had developed, discovered and invented many scientific and technological factors for which we have to get the credit. When the Britishers were ruling the ‘world’ naturally they created an impression that everything came from Christianity and from the west. They declared that India and the east are fools and primitive. It is our duty to prove and inform the world that we have discovered far before you (the west) have discovered many of these what you claim. Thus to get back what is due to us in the field of invention and discovery, we have to learn our heritage.
Third point we have to remember that all these heritage knowledge can be useful for direct application in the life or they can give excellent ideas for further research and inventions. The ideas are costly for making available for the experiential knowledge. These ideas were from India created by the Rushies for the last not less than ten thousand years.
Thus for three purposes we have to learn our heritage 1. Creating a sense of pride as we are Indians 2. Informing the world about our discoveries and inventions and 3 applying those knowledge in our day to day life for direct application or as for the ideas.