Though there is no dearth of things that makes us proud to be Indians, listed in the article are some of such reasons.We all know that India is a great nation. It is not one particular thing that makes it great, it is an exhibition of some awesome things. From being the world’s largest democracy to being one of the oldest civilisations in the world, there are many things that make it unique.
Listed below are some of the reasons that make us proud of being Indians:
Despite budgetary constraints, India’s space program is one of the top 5 space programs in the world.
India has the world’s largest school in terms of students, the City Montessori School in Lucknow. It has more than 45 thousand students.
World’s biggest family lives together in India: A man with 39 wives and 94 children.
India is the largest producer of movies in the world.
English actor Sir Ben Kingsley’s birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji and he is of Indian descent.
India is the largest milk producer in the world.
The world’s largest road network is in India – over 1.9 million miles of roads cover the country.
Martial arts was first created in India.
May 26 is celebrated as Science Day in Switzerland in honour of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam; because on that day, Kalam visited the country.
The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle.
Water on moon was discovered by India.
Shampoo was invented in India. The word ‘shampoo’ is derived from a sanskrit word ‘champu’.
India’s kumbh mela is the largest in the world. It is also visible from the space.
Chess was invented in India
Algebra, Trigonometry, calculus are studies originated in India
India is the second largest English speaking population in the world
Besides US and Japan, India is the only country which indigenously developed its own super computer
India never invaded any country in her last 100,000 years of History
Indian National kabaddi team has won all world cups
The largest employer in India is Indian Railways, with over 1 million employees
Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds to the world
The second largest number of scientists and engineers is in India
India exports softwares to 90 countries
Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian and the first Asian to win a Nobel Prize in Literature.
India is home to the world’s largest under-25 population, putting young people at the helm of decision making.
India gave its best ever Paralympics performance in 2016, with 4 medals. Devendra Jhajharia broke the World Record in Javelin throw.
Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. It is the most precise and therefore suitable language for computer software. (A report in Forbes magazine, July 1987).
India is the largest producer of cashew nuts, coconuts, tea, ginger, turmeric and black pepper, in the world. It also has the world’s largest cattle population (281 million). It is the second largest producer of wheat, rice, sugar, groundnut and inland fish.
Indians abroad —
* 38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
* 12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
* 36% of NASA employees are Indians.
* 34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.
* 28% of IBM employees are Indians.
* 17% of Intel employees are Indians.
* 13% of Xerox employees are Indians.
Varanasi, also known as Benares, was called “the ancient city” when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C.E, and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
Nearly 49% of the high-tech start-ups in silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. are owned by Indians or Indian-Americans.
Bharata’s empire covered all of the Indian subcontinent, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Persia.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “To other countries, I may go as a Tourist, but to India, I come as a Pilgrim.” The kind of status we once got as a country seems to be lost amidst the fight to become a superpower.
We have the most number of vegetarians. Our citizens generally lead a healthy lifestyle because the average meat consumption per person is far less as compared to other countries. 500 million out of 1.2 billion Indians are pure vegetarians.
After going through these amazing facts about India, it is natural to feel proud on her and this required to be known to every citizen of India. Nationalism should be spread across the nation to unite modified India.