7th Largest country 2nd most populatedwith 1.2 billion Main religions:Hindu 80%, Islam13%, Christians 2.5%, Sikhism 1.9% 22 Officiallanguages- PrincipalOfficial Language isHindi and Secondaryofficial language isEnglish
The saffron stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation.The white, is meant for purity and truth.The green is for faith and fertility.The navy blue wheel denotes the continuity of the nations progress which isdeemed to be as boundless as the blue sky and as fathomless as the deepblue sea.
Culturally Rich Inventions The digit zero and the numbering system Chess Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus The decimal system The game of Snakes and Ladders The value of “pi” Noble prizes in Literature, Physics, Economics, Peace and Medicine
Culturally Rich Inventions Ayurveda is the earliest literature of medicine known to mankind. The father of medicine, Charaka, practiced medicine 2500 years ago. Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism borne in India and followed by 25% of the worlds population Worlds First University at Takshila in 700 BC
TAJ MAHAL Taj Mahal was build by shah jahan in memory of his third wife , mumtaz mahal. Built with transluent white marbel and other precious stones. In all, twenty eight types of precious and semi-precious stones were inlaid into the white marble.
It took 22 years to complete the construction of such a beautiful monument. The total cost has been estimated to be about 459,489 euro’s at that time . It is believed that after completion of the monument the hands of all those involved in building the magnicificant monument. were cut off so that they do not make the same design , yet there are no documents to proof this however.