PATNA: Super 30 founder Anand Kumar has said Indians living in any part of the world should feel proud of its values and the progress the world’s largest democracy has made since its independence. Speaking at the Republic Day function in New Jersey (United States), the mathematician said it was the strength of India that kept the fellow Indians united, no matter how far away they lived from their motherland. “Our Republic has come a long way and we must appreciate how far successive generations have brought us. Indians living in any part of the world will feel proud of the strides India has made in various fields to be recognized on the world stage,” Anand said. Citing India’s success in the field of science and technology, space science, education and other fields, Anand said it was important to maintain the tempo to take the nation along the developed countries. “People make a nation. India’s beauty lies in its diversity. So many religions and dialects thrive in India. This beauty is its strength and gives it a distinct identity,” he added. Anand has taken a break from his Super 30 coaching institute for one year to expand his initiative. His institute sent over 440 students to the top engineering institutes, including IITs, through competitive exams like Joint Entrance Examination.