By Team TMC
Stories of our rich history, diversity, inclusive culture and achievements narrated on Independence Day and Republic Day never fail to swell up our chests with pride. We have put together a list that will make our bros feel the rush of patriotism and pride of being an Indian, every single day.
1) Unity in diversity
India is one of oldest, living civilizations that is at least 30,000 years old! With 17.5% of the world’s population living here, our country is home to more than two thousand ethnic groups with every major religion represented.
2) Inventor of Brain games
Chess is known to have originated in India way back in 6th century AD. This game of the kings found its origins in an ancient Indian game ‘Chaturanga’, from which modern chess is known to have evolved.
3) Superior mathematical prowess
Some very advanced mathematical discoveries of the world such as Calculus and advanced Trigonometry find their roots in India. The ancient Hindu symbol of a circle with a dot in the middle, called the ‘bindu’, which meant ‘void’ was instrumental in representing the concept of zero.
4) Tolerant and inclusive
Move over the debate of intolerance; what could be bigger and better than being a part of the world’s largest democracy where over 1.2 billion people live in a harmonious, peaceful and progressive environment. The proof of our democratic values lie in the fact that we have a polling station in the middle of Gir forest for just one voter.
5) The best in moving making
Bollywood is one of the largest centres of film production in the world and is the globe’s biggest movie industry in terms of people employed and films produced.
6) Fourth estate as the guardian of our values
We also have the largest number of news channels in the world and are the world’s largest market for newspapers. This just goes to show how our fourth estate stands tall as a cornerstone of our democracy, upholding our secular values.
7) Second largest records
We are the world’s 2nd largest English speaking nation and also hold the second position as the country with the largest numbers of scientists and engineers. We are also the second largest producer of small cars.
8) Best in innovation
India is the only country in the world after the USA and Japan to have built a super computer indigenously. Our Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), ‘Mangalyaan’ is the first Asian and fourth nation worldwide to reach Mars. We are also the first country in the world to do so in its first attempt and the maker of the cheapest Mars mission ever.
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