Towards a more Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable India
India Facts and Achievements
India is a country of continental proportions and rich cultural heritage. The civilizational history of India goes back to more than 5000 years. In ancient times India was considered as one of the leading lights of the world and its glory was spread far and wide all across the corners of the earth. Throughout its history, India has evolved and reinvented herself. India is the birthplace and cradle of four popular religions of the world, namely, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The contributions and achievements of Indians in the fields of science & technology, architecture, and culture is widely acknowledged. India one of the oldest civilizations in world has a long history. There are 325 spoken languages and 1,652 dialects. India considers 18 languages as her official languages. There are 29 states and five union territories within the federal system of the Government of India. She has 3,28 million sp. Kilometers of landed area and 7,516 kilometers of coastline. Second largest population in the world with a population of 1.3 billion. She publishes 5600 dailies, 15000 weeklies and 20000 periodicals in 21 languages with a combined circulation of 142 million.
It is the largest democracy in the world and the 4th largest economy in the world. It is the largest English speaking nation in the world and 3rd largest standing army force , over 1,5 million strong and the 2nd largest pool of scientists and engineers in the world. She has secured World-class recognition in IT, bio-technology and space. India has the largest movie industry in the world producing nearly an average of 800 movies a year
Do you know that Christopher Columbus discovered America by accident? In fact attracted by India’s great wealth, he embarked on a journey to discover a sea route to India, but accidentally found America. Until the British arrived in