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Time to take pride in our country

Time to take pride in our country

2016-01-21

How well do we know our county? Some may say India is home to one of the world's oldest and culturally richest civilizations, others may point out to the fact that we are one of the biggest democratic of the world. Nature lovers may talk about oh-so-beautiful natural splendour and science fanatics about all the discoveries and advancements made in the fields of science and technology. Some may take names of famous personalities Mahatma Gandhi, Tagore, Aryabhata, Sachin Tendulkar, Lata Mangeshkar and the list is never ending.

The nation celebrates its 66th Republic Day on Tuesday 26th January, marking 66 years of establishment of the constitution of India. It gives us the list of rights we get but that is one side of the coin. It also puts responsibilities on all of us as the other side of coin! Though it's only been 68 years since independence, India's rate of development commendable and something we should be proud of.

Some interesting facts about India -

1) The Indian national Kabaddi team has won all World Cups.
2) The world's largest producer of milk. India recently overtook the European Union with production reaching over 132.4m tonnes in 2014.
3) India holds the record of not invading any other country in the last 10,000 years of her history.
4) We are the 10th largest economies in the world with Bombay stock exchange being the biggest in the world.
5) Indian Railways is the world's eighth largest employer, employing over 1.4 million people.
6) India has the world's third largest active army, after China and USA.
7) Kumbh Mela is visible from the space.
8) A total of 122 languages are each spoken by more than 10,000 people.
Feeling proud already?

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