People living in cities do not know what living in a village means. They cannot understand the charms of village life. It is rightly said, “God made the country and man made the town.”
India is a land of villages whose more than 80% of the population lives in rural areas. The people living in villages lead a simple and peaceful life and majority of them are farmers or agricultural labourers.
The village people are very hard-working. Early in the morning when most people in the cities and towns are asleep, village is awake and full of activity. The farmers are seen going to their fields with the plough and bullocks to till the land.
The women tend to their cows and buffaloes and milk them. When free from this work they cook food and take it to the fields for their husbands to eat.
They also come to the village well or the river bank to get water. They also tend to their household duties and clean and sweep their houses everyday.
Most of the houses in villages are made of mud. They are built in clusters with a common entrance at the front.
In earlier times there used to be no water-taps, electricity or doctors to look after the health of villagers. But now-a-days most villages have electricity and water supply and health centres.
Every village has a panchayat to settle the disputes among villages and also for preparing development plans. Most villagers are also for preparing development plans.
Most villagers are superstitious and worship the village deity regularly. If there is a wedding or some big function, various cultural functions are held and villagers can be seen wearing colourful clothes.
Majority of villagers are poor and lead a hard life. But they are simple, honest and are very happy as they have no worries and not many wants.