India,a country with more than 1.3 billion people, is a land of unity in diversity where people of different sects, caste and religion co-exist together.A land famous for its rich cultural heritage. Here, the present exists almost simultaneously with over 5,000 years of history.Here are 25 Facts about India that will make you feel proud!
1.India,the largest democracy in the world is the 7th largest country(by area) & 2nd largest country(by population) in the world.
2.With almost 454 languages spoken over the country among people from more than 9 religions, India is land of huge diversity.India is land for people of over 640 tribes.Yet there is a great harmony among the people with different cultures and customs.
3.With 155,531 post offices in the country, India Post has the most widely distributed postal network in the world.At 4,400m above sea level in northern India’s remote Spiti Valley, the Hikkim post office is one of the highest Post Offices of the world.The only floating post office in the world is located at Dal Lake, Srinagar
.4.India Railway network is the 2nd largest in Asia & 4th largest in the world.More than 1.6 million people are employed in Railways,who work for as many as 25 million daily travelers
India’s road network (5,897,671 km) is the 2nd largest in the world.
India has more than 225 highways.
Having 1.4 million active persons,Indian army is the largest army in the world in terms of man power.
The highest battle field in the world – Siachen,is under Indian Army
Despite so much power Indian army have never invaded any country.
CEO of top leading companies like Alphabet,Google, Microsoft,Mastercard,Adobe are Indian origin people.
India’s Mukesh Ambani is currently the 4th richest person in the world.
Primary branch of Medicine Ayurveda was started in India.
Apart from that it is considered that many modren medical techniques were used in ancient India.
Yoga,form of Martial Arts were originated in India.
Social Reformers like Swami Vivekanand,Dr. B.R.Ambedkar,Jyotiba Phule,Raja Rammohan Roy were born in India.
World famous freedom fighters like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose,Mahatma Gandhi,Bhagat Singh were Indian.
India is also land of great literary figures such as Rabindranath Tagore,Kazi Nazrul Islam,Munsi Premchand,R.K. Narayan.
Writings of ancient Indians like Panini, Charak,Susrut,Kautliya still have great values.
Ramayana & Mahabharat are two of the greatest epic of India rather of the World.
India is also a land of people with great minds.
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose,C.V.Raman,
Prafulla Chandra Ray,Homi J. Bhaba,Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam,Satyendra Nath Bose are some of the renowned Indian scientists who have made India proud.
Things like shampoo,ink,bottom were also invented in India.
The cultural heritage of India is one of the richest and most ancient in the world.
The highest statue in the world – The Statue of Unity (182 m) is situated in Gujarat,India.
Agra’s Tajmahal is one of seven wonders of the world.
The architect behind temples in India are one of it’s kind.
India has a total 38 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
India is the only country in the world to successfully send a Spacecraft to Mars in it’s first attempt(also the cheapest one).
India has a 100% success rate in Mars Mission.
Kudos to our Scientists.
India is the first country to find water on moon. InIndia’shandrayaan-1 in 2009 discovered water on moon.
Zero, decimal system in Mathematics were invented by Indians.
Calculus is also believed to be originated in India.
India’s Sakuntala Devi is known as human calculator.
Brilliant mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan also Indian.
India is the country with highest number of educational institutions.
The largest school in terms of pupils is the City Montessori School in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, which has 55,547 pupils.
India is known as the land of culture and tradition.
With hundreds of literature festival organised all around the country through out the year,
Jaipur Literature Festival is the most popular literature festival is considered as Greatest Literary Show on Earth.
India ranks one in production of Millet,
while India is 2nd position in production of
India is top producer of Chickpeas,Pulses and varieties of spices.
India ranks two in production of the following vegetables:
Our nation is famous for production of varieties of fruit,it holds rank one in production of Mangoes, Banana,Guava,Lime & ranks two in production of Papaya.
India stands respectively in 1st & 2nd position in production of Milk & Tea.
Our farmers work too hard for that!
Chail cricket ground of Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude of 7,380 feet above sea level, is considered the highest cricket ground in the world.
With a capacity of 110,000, Sardar Patel Stadium of Gujrat is the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Badminton,Chess,Ludo,Snake & Ladder,Polo all these games were originated in India.
India is the only country to have won the 60, 50 and the 20-over Cricket World Cups.
1983 : 60 overs World Cup.
2007:T-20 World Cup.
2011 :50-50 World Cup.
Indian men’s & women’s Kabaddi team have won all the editions of standard style & cyclic style Kabaddi world cup respectively.
While Indian Men’s team have won 6 out of 7 editions of cyclic style kabaddi world cup.
Indian Hockey team have won highest number of medals in Olympics Hockey.
(11: 8 Gold,1 Silver,2 Bronze).
Indian legendary player Dhyan Chand is also known as the Magician of Hockey.
The first four double century in Men’s ODI Cricket is scored by all Indians.
Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag,Rohit Sharma (twice).
The all time top scorer in international test & one day cricket is Sachin Tendulkar,who is obviously an Indian.
India is the only country where you can find both wild Lion & Tiger.
India is the only country in the world to have an Ocean named after it.(The Indian Ocean!)