2 5,000 year old civilization 325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects 18 official languages29 states, 5 union territories3.28 million sq. kilometers - Area7,516 kilometers - Coastline1,000,000,000 people in 2000
3 Parliamentary form of Government Secular democratic constitutionWorlds largest democracy since 55 years4th largest economyFastest growing IT super powerIndian Railways ,the biggest employer in the world.
5 India's history goes back to 3,200 BC when Hinduism was first founded. Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism. Judaism. Zoroashtrianism, Christianity and Islam all exist within the country today.
6 Longest Epic in world literature with 100,000 two-line stanzas The Great Indian EpicsMahabharataRamayanaLongest Epic in world literature with 100,000 two-line stanzasThe first Indian epic
7 Indus Valley Civilization- one of the world’s first great urban civilizations. World’s first university in Takshila –700 B.CAyurveda- earliest school of medicine known to humansSanskrit Language –most suitable for computer software
8 India is,the cradle of the human race,the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history,the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition.Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
9 15th August , 1947 Indian Independence 26th January , 1950Republic- India
10 “Truth alone triumphs” National EmblemThe National Emblem of India is derived from the time of the Emperor Ashoka. The emblem is a replica of the Lion of Sarnath, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.The four lions(one hidden from view ) – symbolising power, courage and confidence- rest on a circular abacus.“Truth alone triumphs”
11 Pillar of AshokaThis pillar, on display at the museum in Sarnath, India, bears an edict issued by Ashoka, who ruled a vast empire in the Indian subcontinent in the 3rd century bc.
12 NATIONAL ANIMAL-Tiger National Flower - LotusNATIONAL ANIMAL-TigerNational Bird - Peacock
14 Invented the Zero. Aryabhatta Aryabhata is the author of several treatises on mathematic and astronomy, some of which are lost. His major work, Aryabhatiyam, a compendium of mathematics and astronomy, was extensively referred to in the Indian mathematical literature and has survived to modern times. The mathematical part of the Aryabhatiya covers arithmetic, algebra, plane trigonometry, and spherical trigonometry.Aryabhatta
15 મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી Father of the nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, a coastal town in present-day Gujarat, India, on 2 October His father is Karamchand Gandhi,Gandhi studied law in London, As a lawyer and later as a political activist, he effectively fought discrimination with the principles of truth, nonviolence and courage, which he derived in part from the teachings of Hinduism.Father of the nation
16 Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda was born in Shimla Pally, Calcutta at 6:33 a.m on Monday, 12 January 1863, during the eve of Makra Sankranti festivaland was given the name Narendranath Datta.His father Vishwanath Datta was an attorney of Calcutta High Court.
17 1913 – Nobel Prize in Literature Rabindranath TagoreMother Teresa1913 – Nobel Prize in Literature1979 – Nobel Prize in Peace
26 The Taj MahalOne of the world's most famous structures, the Tāj Mahal was under construction from around 1630 to1650. Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his wife, who died in childbirth. It is located south of Delhi in Āgra, where the Mughal Empire (1526–1858) built its capital. Construction of this marble mausoleum drew artisans from far and wide, and the edifice attracts numerous admirers today.
27 Cherrapunji Wettest place on earth Calcutta – City of joy