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Youth today underestimates India but little do we know about the greatness of our ancestors. Indians have contributed to the whole world. Here is a...
Youth today underestimates India but little do we know about the greatness of our ancestors. Indians have contributed to the whole world. Here is a brief information about great men of our country Our government is inefficient, our phones do not work, our televisions are waste, and corruption is high" a student of management college commented in an elocution competition held in their university convocation hall. I was shocked listening to his speech and I went to meet him after the function. I asked him, "Don't you have any other subject to talk? Being an Indian you are criticising our country, who gave you the permission to talk nonsense about India?" He said that he doesn't need any permission and he said what he spoke are facts and his speech was liked by all. I pitied him and told him that he doesn't know what our country is and asked him to meet me later to know more about it. So is the attitude of majority of students. Sometimes, I feel their family upbringing and movies these days are reason to this. They are unaware of our ancestors' achievements. It has become a fashion to criticise Indian culture, traditions and customs. Every parent, teacher and elders of the society shout guide youth to become good Indians. FACTS ABOUT INDIA 'We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhileA A A A A A A scientific discovery could have been made'. - Albert Einstein India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only'. - Mark Twain "In the years of our history people from all over the world have come and invaded us, captured our lands, conquered our minds. From Alexander onwards. The Greeks, the Turks, the Moguls, the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Dutch, all of them came and looted us, took over what was ours. Yet we have not done this to any other nation. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them.A Why?A Because we respect the freedom of others'. - APJ Abdul Kalaam INTERESTING FACTS -A A A India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history. -A A A In India we speak 325 languages -A A A It is the only one country having 18 official languages -A A A 'The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC." -A A A The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century CE was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education. -A A A Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. -A A A India was the richest country on earth until the time of British in the early 17th Century. -A A A The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. Our scientists and Inventors: -A A A Zero was invented by Aryabhatta, who was a master mathematician and an astronomer -A A A Acharya Bharadwaj was the pioneer of aviation technology and has written 'Yantra Sarvasa' which includes astonishing and outstanding discoveries. -A A A Acharya Kapil was the father of cosmology. -A A A Acharya Charak was the father of Medicine. His renowned work 'Charak Samhita' which is considered the encyclopaedia of medicine -A A A Rishi Bhaskaracharya II is Master of Algebra/Geometry/Astronomy. His works in Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry catapulted him to fame and immortality. -A A A The value of "pi" was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. -A A A Quadratic equations were propounded by Sridharacharya in the 11th century." MERA BHARAT MAHAAN In Singapore when a person spits on the road he has to pay fine. Our Indians there follow the rules, but when they come to India they spit on the roads, walls, even in the trains. This attitude must be changed forthwith. In America every dog owner has to clean up the place after his pet has done the job. The Indian citizen obeys the orders over there, but when comes back to India, attitude changes. In Dubai you wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramzan festival irrespective of the religion. Everybody respects the system. We expect the Government to clean up but we are not going to stop collecting garbage all in a cover and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways, bus stations to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms. Bribery, tax evasion, unlicensed business, unethical practices, etc. have become common practices in India. The system can be changed by you and me. When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse My dear young Indians, I am repeating JF Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians "Ask what we can do for India, not what India can do for us."