Punjab Life Style
The land of Punjab which is described as the land of the Gurus, Pirs and the warriors, as a matter of faith believes in earning honest living through hard labor and in sharing the fruits of this labor with others without expecting any returns. Green fields, fields ripe with corn, tractors busy with work; Punjab presents a pretty picture of a prosperous farm life. The culture of Punjab from among the cultures of the world has its own unique fragrance. It is unmatched. The scent of this fertile land is such in which the warmth of you-are-my-own is inborn. All communities hold pride in their traditions.ife. A guest in Punjab is considered as a representative sent by God. The first impression of Punjab one gets is that of a land pulsating with prosperity. The plains of Punjab, with their fertile soil and abundant water supply, are naturally suited to be the breadbasket for India. The land of five rivers is a land of exciting culture, myriad images of swaying emerald green fields and hearty people whose robust rustic ways of camaraderie and bonhomie are very much a part of their heritage. Today's Punjab has become a land of boundless opportunities, offering distinct advantages for investment and industry. Since the recent liberalization of India's economy, Punjab has started making its mark on the global business mainstream, with major players from around the world forming joint ventures in the field of agri-business. Today's Punjab has over 1.97 lakhs of small and medium industries and about 653 large-scale industries. It leads in the manufacture of machine and hand tools; printing and paper cutting machinery; auto parts and electrical switchgear. The state also provides more than 75% of the country's requirement for bicycles, sewing machines, hosiery and sports goods. At par with the highest quality standards in the world, these products have carved a niche for themselves in markets across the globe. Its average growth rate of 10% is amongst the highest in the country, clearly reflecting the progressive economy of the state. Punjab also boasts a 58% literacy rate and the highest per capita income in India.
The people of the Punjab are called Punjabis and they speak a language called Punjabi. The language of the region is Punjabi. Punjabis
is a plural and refers to people who come from the area known as Punjab
. Punjabi langauge has its originating source in Sanskrit Punjab has always been land of great saints and fighters. Enterprise and endeavor, these two words symbolize the essential spirit of the people of Punjab. The people of the state are hard working and take life as it comes. Music and dance is in their blood and that is reflected in the Bhangra beats that are famous all over the world today. The determined industrialization of the state has moved the people from their farms to businesses of transport and motor accessories. But by and large Punjab remains a land of large farms, robust food and an animal zest for life. Even today, the family is the epicenter of their lives, with generations sitting down together for the evening meal. Most people are very religious, they are extremely fun-loving and full of life, most of them having earned their money by sheer hand work and spend it lavishly on the good things of life. Unlike many other places, people's wealth here is in the `show-window' demanding to be seen and admired. Soon big-hearted and hard working Punjabis made Punjab the jewel in the crown of India
. There are many cities, but the majority of the people live in villages.