As pointed out, Bhavik is an Asian, born to Hindu parents. He is from Gujarat; the birth place of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, whose beliefs are deeply rooted in truth, honesty, respect towards elders, and ‘do or die’ policy. As usual in India, Bhavik was brought up by his parents who believe and follow the same principles in their personal life. In India, first priority is given to one’s mother tongue. As a Gujarati, Bhavik’s first language is Gujarati, national language Hindi and he also knows English as a global language.
In India, one can see unity in diversity. Bhavik’s cultural background is similar to other Indians who are different in caste color and creed, but deeply rooted in Hindu/Indian philosophy, mythology, Puranas, Vedas etc. Besides, his social identity is deeply rooted in his mother tongue, food habits, rituals and beliefs.
As an individual from a nation with diversity in culture caste, color and creed, Bhavik does not feel cultural alienation in Canada. The multi-lingual, multi-racial and multi-cultural characteristic of Canadian society is similar to that of Indian context. So Bhavik does not consider himself to be different from others. As pointed out earlier, Bhavik was born and raised in India. In addition, he moved to Canada in 2009 as an international student.
Bhavik is closely attached to his family, and his parents played the most important role in molding his character. Besides, Bhavik’s parents used to follow some principles in their life and were eager to instill the same in Bhavik’s life. For instance, Bhavik believes that one must not consider failure as the worst thing that happens in one’s life. Instead, it is one’s responsibility to spot the reason behind failure, learn lesson from the same. Bhavik identifies failure as an experience and he makes use of the same to confront any type of problem in future life. These are the main beliefs and values that Bhavik inherited from his