Incredible India

Slide 2: 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 nation's progress which is deemed to be as boundless as the blue sky and as fathomless as the deep blue sea.

Slide 3: 5,000 year old civilization 325 languages spoken – 1,652 dialects 18 official languages 29 states, 5 union territories 3.28 million sq. kilometers - Area 7,516 kilometers - Coastline 1,000,000,000 people in 2000

Slide 4: Parliamentary form of Government Secular democratic constitution Worlds largest democracy since 55 years 4th largest economy Fastest growing IT super power Indian Railways ,the biggest employer in the world.

Slide 6: Mythology

Slide 7: Indus Valley Civilization- one of the world’s first great urban civilizations. Harappa Civilization- 2700BC

Slide 8: World’s first university in Takshila –700 B.C Ayurveda- earliest school of medicine known to humans Sanskrit Language –most suitable for computer software

Slide 9: Yoga- Made in India Origin –5000 BC Documented by 200 BC – 300 AD

Slide 10: Origin of Martial arts – 200 BC Kalarippayat

Slide 11: 1700s – British invasion

Slide 12: 15th August , 1947 Indian Independence 26th January , 1950 Republic- India

Slide 13: National Emblem “Truth alone triumphs”

Slide 14: National Animal - Tiger

Slide 15: National Bird - Peacock

Slide 16: National Flower - Lotus

Slide 17: Great Indian Personalities

Slide 18: Aryabhatta Invented the Zero

Slide 19: Mahatma Gandhi Father of the nation Embodiment of Non- Violence

Slide 20: Swami Vivekananda Champion of humanitarianism

Slide 21: Ramanujam Great Indian Mathematician Postulated and proved 3,542 theorems

Slide 22: Rabindranath Tagore 1913 – Nobel Prize in Literature

Slide 23: C.V Raman 1930 - Nobel Laureate in Physics Work on scattering of light and Raman effect

Slide 24: Mother Teresa 1979 – Nobel Prize in Peace

Slide 25: Har Gobind Khorana 1968 - Nobel Laureate in Medicine Work on interpretation of the genetic code

Slide 26: Subramanyan Chandrasekhar 1983 - Nobel Laureate in Physics Work on structure and evolution of stars

Slide 27: Dance forms

Slide 28: More than 45 folk dances

Slide 29: 7 Classical Dance forms

Slide 30: Bharata Natyam

Slide 31: Kathak

Slide 32: Kathakali

Slide 33: Kuchipudi

Slide 34: Manipuri

Slide 35: Mohini Attam

Slide 36: Odissi

Slide 37: More than 15 vocal forms More than 60 music instruments

Slide 38: India - God’s own country Celebrates more than 65 festivals

Slide 39: Places of historic importance

Slide 40: Tirumala - Tirupati World’s richest temple

Slide 41: Saint Thomas Cathedral Statue of Virgin Mary brought from Portugal in 1543

Slide 42: The Golden Temple

Slide 43: Jamma Masjid The biggest mosque in India

Slide 44: Thousand pillar temple

Slide 45: Gateway of India

Slide 46: Jantar Mantar – 1716 Modernistic structures to observe the movement of stars

Slide 47: Mysore Palace Illuminated by 97,000 light bulbs

Slide 48: Buddha Statue Largest monolithic statue in Asia

Slide 49: Dal Lake Jewel in the crown of Kashmir

Slide 50: The Taj Mahal

Slide 51: Calcutta – City of joy

Slide 52: Cherrapunji Wettest place on earth

Slide 53: India is,the cradle of the human race,the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history,the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition.Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only. -Mark Twain We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. -Albert Einstein

Slide 54: Be Proud of Being an Indian Jai Hind
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