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15th August , 1947 Indian Independence

26th January , 1950 Republic- India

The saffron stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation. The white, is meant for purity and truth. The green is for faith and fertility. The navy blue wheel denotes the continuity of the nation's progress which is deemed to be as boundless as the blue sky and as fathomless as the deep blue sea.

5,000 year old civilization 325 languages spoken 1,652 dialects 18 official languages 29 states, 5 union territories 3.28 million sq. kilometers Area 7,516 kilometers - Coastline 1,210,193,422 people in 2011 (1.21 billion)

Parliamentary form of Government Secular democratic constitution Worlds largest democracy since 55 years 4th largest economy The four religions born in India - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25%

The name INDIA derived from river Indus, India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history Chess was invented in India. The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C. Algebra, Trigonometry and

The Taj Mahal (crown palace) was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Ja han (1592-1666) for his beloved wife Mumtaz (1593-1631). Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 B.C.) was one of the first important figures to bring India into contact with the West. Largest English speaking nation in the world .

The Encyclopaedia Britannica says:

If there is a country on earth which can justly claim the honour of having been the cradle of the Human race or at least the scene of primitive civilization, the successive developments of which carried into all parts of the ancient world and even beyond, the blessings of knowledge which is the second life of man, that country is assuredly India.

India is home to many famous religions and cultures in the world. Various religions like Hinduism apart from Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism started in India. With 80% of India's population, Hinduism is the most dominant religions in India. Islam is the second most dominant religion in the country with 13% Muslim population. Sikhs and Christians are also present in the country but in a very small number. Hindu religion is present in almost every nook and corner of the country. Sikh community has a stronghold in the state of Punjab with more than 60% of Sikh population. Despite of all these, the people of India celebrates every festival with equal devotion. The annual Kumbh Mela witnesses million of Hindus gathering Cherrapunji from around the world. People of India present a unique way of life by celebrating each festival and holiday with great Wettest place on earth religious dedication.

Christopher Columbus was attracted to India's wealth and was looking for a route to India, but he landed and discovered the American continent. On April, 1498 Vasco da Gama reached the western coast of India and the quest for Europeans to reach India was fulfilled. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit

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Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

Aryabhatta was the first to explain spherical shape, size ,diameter, rotation and correct speed of Earth in 499 AD. The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. Students from all over the World studied more than 60 subjects.

National Emblem

Truth alone triumphs

National Animal Tiger

National Bird Peacock National Flower Lotus

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Gandhi was once asked what he thought about Western Civilization. His response was: "I think it would be a good idea. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. The only devils in this world are those running around inside our own hearts, and that is where all our battles should be fought. If all Christians acted like Christ, the whole world would be Christian. Woman, I hold, is the personification of self-sacrifice, but unfortunately today she does not realize what tremendous

Great Indian Personalities Mahatma

Father of the Gandhi nation
Mother Theresa-a
who dedicated herbody andsoul for the sick people, especially for those affected by leprosy

Swami Vivekananda
a Philosopher

Jawaharlal Nehrufirst Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi-the first and the only lady Prime Minister of India till date A.P.J. Abdul KalamAn atomic engineer a non-political- ExPresident of India

Viswanathan AnandIndian Chess Grandmaster and Undisputed World Chess Champion A.R. Rahman- The Man of Music- who is with a long list of awards received including Two Oscar awards recently for his achievement in the field of Mukesh Ambani & Anil music Ambani-Business Magnets , Indias/Worlds richest person Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar- One of the best batsmen in Cricket, holding the records for

Narain Karthikeyan-Achiever in Formula onecarrace in International levels Sania Mirza created history in tennis by becoming the first ever Indian to break into the top 50 WTA rankings.

Aishwarya Rai ormer Miss World

JRD Tata- who developed steel industry and various other industriesin India

Tirumala Tirupati Worlds richest temple

Saint Thomas Cathedral

Statue of Virgin Mary brought from

The Golden Temple

Jamma Masjid The biggest mosque in India

Gateway of India

Holy : The festival of colours

Diwali: The festival of lights

Pongal: The Harvest Onam :

The festival of

Mysore Palace
Illuminated by 97,000 light bulbs

Buddha Statue ,Largest monolithic statue in Asia

The Taj Mahal

Calcutta City of joy

India is,the cradle of the human race,the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history,the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition.Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only. -Mark Twain We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. -Albert Einstein

Be Proud of Being an Indian

Jai Hind