Globalization [vaishvikaran], is a word derived of the globalize [vaishviki], which further emerges from the globe [vishva], the earth. Globalization is in short a continuously increasing process dedicated in principle to the global unity and welfare of all those living on earth. In other words, the whole world as a single family as per the ancient Vedic-Hindu dictum of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam [वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्] is within its ambit with the sole purpose of integration and development of all those who are inhabitants of this planet.
Multicultural [bahu-sanskritik] incorporates in it the two words: multi [many or several] and culture [Sanskriti: ways of life, which has indeed played a vital role right from the beginning in making humans civilized, in the rise of people, women and men, on the basis of performance as fully humans and to lead them to the pathway of all-round development], thus, to divulge cultural diversities prevailing differently and essentially in the world.
India has, since ancient times, been entirely dedicated to the cause of globalization, which could be well observed and examined from the concept of human unity propounded in the Vedas, the most sacred and the key treatises of Indians, and the Rig-Veda itself in particular that has been declared as the world’s heritage by an international organization like the UNESCO. It is the Vedas, which have been for centuries predominantly guiding the life of most of the Indians. Along with this, the Vedas have left undying impression on almost all major socio-religious philosophies of the world. India’s call for globalization could also be traced back emphatically to some other Vedic-Hindu scriptures, especially the Upanishads, Ahimsa-centred philosophy of Jainism and practices of the Jain Thirthankaras, the Buddhism and the life and work of Gautama Buddha, the Light of Asia, the Sikhism and the Sikh Gurus.
The ninth Mantra of the first Sukta of the first Mandala of the Rig-Veda pertaining to human-unity [Manav-Samyukta] for common welfare and pleasure of one and all, message of ekatwam anupasyata [unity of the living entities] of the Ishopanishad, call of Jainism, Tirthankara Mahavira in particular for harmony and unity of all, general and particular, woman and man, rich and poor, and Buddhist stress on denying self ‘I’ and recognizing ‘We’, iterate the common concept of a unified humanity unmistakably. Indian concept of globalization is also echoed in the harmony preached in Sikh philosophy, the teachings and works of all the ten Gurus, Guru Nanak Dev, the first of Gurus and especially Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth in particular, who conveyed the message of recognizing all of mankind as a single caste, Manas Ki Jaat Sabhe Ek Hi Pehchan Bo.