INDIA India has one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Excavations trace the Indus Valley civilization back for at least 5,000 years. It is a birth place of four religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. In Sanskrit it is called Bharat. It is the second largest populated country in the world after China. Area: 1,195,063 sq. mi. (3,095,472 sq. km.); Population: 1,045,845,226 (2002) of which Catholics are 17.5 million Hindi (official), English (associate official), 17 regional languages. Hindu- 82%, Muslim- 12%, Christian- 3%, Sikh 2%, Buddhist, Jain, etc.- 1%. Main Cities: Bombay,Calcutta, Delhi (Capital city), Madras, Hyderabad,and Bangalore.
India’s Place in the World•Population1.21 Billion•23 major languages• 844 different dialects.•Hindi, spoken by about 45 per cent•Official language is Hindi and English.
INDIAN FLAG couragevigilance, truthand loyalty, peace andperseverance & honestyjustice hope, joy , fertility and love
Interesting facts•India 1/3 the size of the United States•Second most populous country in the world•India is the birthplace of chess•The decimal system was invented in India in 100 B.C.•The concept of zero as a number is also attributed to India
The medium of education in India is mostly English in all the cities and towns. Most of theEducation system is run by the Franciscan, Jesuit, Dominican, Augustianian priests andnuns. The specific mission of these institutions is the Christian formation of the students,i.e. the training in Christian values enriching creativity and love of learning, right attitudesand interests and essential skills.The Catholic missionaries took to establishing schools, hospitals, and charitable institutionssuch as nursing homes, orphanages, and dispensaries.
The Himalayas are the worlds tallest mountains, towering more than five miles above sea level.Himalaya means "home of snow" because the tallest peaks of the Himalayas are always covered withsnow. The Himalayas include Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world
Two triangles Himalayan mountains Traditional Nepali color ~ red, blue ~ peaceMoon and sun royal family and the desire to live as long as the sun and the moon