I have often praised our ancestors for their great achievements in science, mathematics,philosophy, the arts and literature etc
But we should also not bask in our past glories. What is more important is what we are doing in India today.
In the Mahabharata Dhritrashtra tells Vidura :
" भवद्विधाः भागवताः तीर्थभूताः स्वयं प्रभो
तीर्थो कुर्वन्ति तीर्थानि स्वान्तास्थिन गदाभ्रहा "
" People like you who have a sense of values, what you today will make a sacred place more sacred, and not what happened a long time back "