History of India
India is a land of ancient civilization.
the subcontinent, which for historical purposes is usually called simply “India,” is understood to comprise the areas of not only
the present-day Republic of India but also the republics of Pakistan (partitioned from India in 1947) and Bangladesh
(which formed the eastern part of Pakistan until its independence in 1971). For the histories of these latter two countries since their creation,
Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Facts of India
- A floating post office
- Water on the moon was discovered by India
- India's first President only took 50% of his salary
- India is the world's second-largest English speaking country
- Largest number of vegetarians in the world
- The world's largest producer of milk
"Unity in diversity" - these are not just words, but something that are highly applicable to a country like India that is incredibly rich in culture and heritage. A few quotations or statements cannot describe the pedestal that India holds on to the world map because of its colourful and unique culture. From the times of Mauryas, Cholas and Mughals to the period of British Empire, India has always been famous for its traditions and hospitality.
The modern Flag of The Republic of India has three colours, which are placed horizontally. At the top is saffron, which signifies sacrifice and patriotism. In the middle is white, which stands for truth in word and actions and purity in our thoughts. At the bottom is green, which stands for life and prosperity. In the middle of the white is a blue wheel, which is called the Ashoka Chakra. It has 24 spokes and it stands for progress.The Chakra or the wheel also symbolizes the Power of the State governed by Dharma. It is also called the tiranga or tricolour. The flag was discovered by vinitpatil .
Universities in India
Yoga in India
Yoga began in the Indus-Saraswati civilisation more than 5,000 years ago. The Rig Veda is the first text that mentions the word yoga. The Bhagvad Gita, composed around 500 BC, is replete with details about yoga. 21 June is International Yoga Day.