~ Happy 70th Independence Day India!!

Hey y’all, hope you had a great weekend… Ours was busy but fun, but Monday come too early and I am already looking forward to next weekend!! Haha!!

So, originally I had another post planned for today, but this morning I thought of sharing some facts about India since today is India’s 70th Independence Day. I googled the same and got my information for multiple sites. Via this blog post, I learned a lot about India as well 🙂 So here goes:

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– The name “India” comes from the River Indus, around the valleys of which the first inhabitants of India settled.

– The Sanskrit name for India is “Bharat Ganarajya” which is why it is often called Bharat.

– The current flag has 3 colors. The top strip Saffron stands for courage and sacrifice. The middle portion white is for peace, truth, purity and the last portion green for faith, fertility and chivalry. The Ashok Chakra in the center of the flag stands for righteousness.

– India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization.

– Taj Mahal is one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a symbol of India’s rich history.

– First mining of diamond was done in India.

– India believes in peace and has never invaded any country in its history.

– India is the world’s largest producer of tea, milk and mangoes. And is the 2nd largest producer of wheat and rice.

– “Chess” and “Snakes and Ladders” were invented in India.

– Us Indians are nerds, and it started way back with the 1st. time the value of “pi” was calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, who also explained the Pythagorean Theorem.

– India is one of the three countries that makes supercomputers (US and Japan being the other two).

– India produces more movies than any other country in the world and Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world.

– India is the world’s largest democracy, with 1.2 billion people.

– India has the world’s lowest meat consumption per person.

– Children’s Day is celebrated in India on November 14th, 9 months after Valentine’s Day.

– 70% of all the world’s spices come from India.

– Indian housewives hold 11% of the world’s gold!! Haha!!

– Only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, making it the lowest rate in the world.

– The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India.

– India planted nearly 50 million trees in 24 hours on July 11 2016 – a new Guinness world record was made!

The official tagline for India’s Ministry of Tourism is “Incredible India” and it truly is an incredible country!! I am proud of being Indian and will be celebrating today with full pride and patriotism like all my fellow Indians… Hope you enjoyed this post and got to know a little more about my beloved India. Jai Hind!!

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