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 • 1,000,000,000 people in 2000

• Parliamentary form of
Government • Secular democratic constitution • Worlds largest democracy since 55 years • 4th largest economy • Fastest growing IT super power • Indian Railways ,the biggest employer in the world.

Mythology

AUM or OM The first sound of the Almighty Oneness with the supreme

GeneratesBrahma

The Trinity

Observes-Vishnu Destroys-Shiva
Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva

The Great Indian Epics

The first Indian epic

Ramayan a

world literature with 100,000 two-line stanzas

Mahabharat Longest Epic in a

Indus Valley Civilization- one of the world’s first great urban civilizations. Harappa Civilization- 2700BC

World’s first university in Takshila –700 B.C Ayurveda- earliest school of medicine known to humans Sanskrit Language –most suitable for computer software

Yoga- Made in India
Origin –5000 BC Documented by

200 BC – 300 AD

Origin of Martial arts – 200 BC

Kalarippaya

1700s – British invasion

15th August , 1947 Indian Independence

26th January , 1950 Republic- India

National Emblem

“Truth alone triumphs”

National Animal

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Tiger

National Bird - Peacock

National Flower - Lotus

Great Indian Personalities

Aryabhatta

Invented the Zero

Mahatma Gandhi

Father of the nation
Embodiment of Non- Violence

Swami Vivekananda

Champion of humanitarianism

Ramanujam

Great Indian Mathematician Postulated and proved 3,542 theorems

Rabindranath Tagore

1913 – Nobel Prize in Literature

C.V Raman

1930 - Nobel Laureate in Physics Work on scattering of light and Raman effect

Mother Teresa

1979 – Nobel Prize in Peace

Har Gobind Khorana

1968 - Nobel Laureate in Medicine Work on interpretation of the genetic

Subramanyan Chandrasekhar

1983 - Nobel Laureate in Physics Work on structure and evolution of

Dance forms

More than 45 folk dances

7 Classical Dance forms

Bharata Natyam

Kathak

Kathakali

Kuchipudi

Manipuri

Mohini Attam

Odissi

More than 15 vocal forms

More than 60 music instruments

India - God’s own country Celebrates more than 65 festivals

Places of historic importance

Tirumala - Tirupati World’s richest temple

Saint Thomas Cathedral
Statue of Virgin Mary brought from Portugal in 1543

The Golden Temple

Jamma Masjid The biggest mosque in India

Thousand pillar temple

Gateway of India

Jantar Mantar – 1716
Modernistic structures to observe the movement of stars

Mysore Palace
Illuminated by 97,000 light bulbs

Buddha Statue Largest monolithic statue in Asia

Dal Lake Jewel in the crown of Kashmir

The Taj Mahal

Calcutta – City of joy

Cherrapunji Wettest place on earth

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
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The never ending love............