The English word ‘culture’ is derived from the Latin term cult or cultus, meaning ‘tilling, care, refinement and worship’ which means cultivating and refining a thing or subject matter to such an extent that its end product evokes our admiration and respect.
Social aspect of culture is basically influenced by association of individuals with their own family members. Though this association is taken to be granted, it has become very necessary to bring about a sense of togetherness and cohesion within a family as such cohesion is almost absent now-a-days in most of the families due to mechanical way of life. The secret of good human relationship with others is unselfish love and genuine consideration for the needs and feelings of others with sense of responsibility and duty towards others. The act ‘charity that begins at home’ need be gradually extended to the neighbours, friends and relatives as also other people, leading ultimately to the highest ideal of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ( the whole world is my family ).
It is natural that a cultured and refined individual will easily succeed in his efforts to build a cultured society at being in harmony with the other members of the society for the very reason that he is a cultured and refined individual.
Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda