PROUD  TO  BE  AN  INDIAN.

Let the world know what we stand for.

                            There are 3.22 Million Indians in America. 
                            38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
                            12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
                            36% of NASA employees are Indians.
                            34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians.
                            28% of IBM employees are Indians.
                            17% of INTEL employees are Indians.
                            13% of XEROX employees are Indians.
                            You may know some of these facts. These
                            facts were recently published in a German
                            Magazine, which deals with 
                            WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA. 


                           
India never invaded any country in her last
                            100000 years of history.
                            India invented the Number System.
                            Aryabhatta invented zero.
                            The World's first university was established in
                            Takshila in 700BC.More than 10,500 students from
                            all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The
                            University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC
                            was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India
                            in the field of education.
                            Sanskrit is the mother of all the European
                            languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language
                            for computer software reported in Forbes magazine,
                            July 1987.


                           
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine
                            known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine
                            consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today 
                            Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place 
                            in our civilization.
                            Although modern images of India often show
                            poverty and lack of development, India was the
                            richest country on earth until the time of
                            British invasion in the early 17th Century.
                            The art of Navigation was born in the river
                            Sindh 6000 years ago.
                            The very word Navigation is derived from
                            the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
                            The Word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.

                           
Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the
                            earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the
                            astronomer Smart.; Time taken by earth to orbit
                            the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
                            Budhayana first calculated the value of pi, and
                            he explained the concept of what is known as the
                            Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the
                            6th century long before the European mathematicians
                            Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from
                            India; Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the
                            11th century ; The largest numbers the 
                            Greeks and the Romans
                            used were 10 6(10 to the power of 6) whereas

                     
       Hindus Used numbers as big as 1053 (10 to the
                            power of 53) with specific names as Early as 5000 BCE
                            during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest 
                            used number is Tera 1012(10 to the power of 12).


                            According to the Gemological Institute of 
                            America, up until 1896,India was the only source for
                            diamonds to the world.
                            USA based IEEE has proved what has been a
                            century-old suspicion in the world scientifi
                            community that the pioneer of Wireless
                            communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.


                            The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was
                            built in Saurashtra. According to Saka King
                            rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake 
                            called 'Sudarshana'
                            was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during
                            Chandragupta Maurya's time.


                            Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.

                            Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600
                            years ago he and health scientists of his time
                            conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans,
                            cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary
                            stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage
                            of anesthesia was well known in ancient India.
                            Over 125 surgical equipment were used. Deep
                            knowledge of anatomy, etiology, embryology, digestion,
                            metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found 
                            in many texts.


                            When many cultures were only nomadic forest
                            dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians
                            established Harappan culture in Sindhu
                            Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
                            The place value system, the decimal system
                            was developed in India in 100 BC.


                            QUOTES ABOUT INDIA:

                           
Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the
                            Indians, who taught us how to count, without
                            which no worthwhile scientific discovery could 
                            have been   made.
                          
  Mark Twain said: 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 
                            structive materials in the history of man are treasured 
                            up in India only.
                           
French scholar Romain Rolland said: If there is
                            one place on the face of earth where all
                            the dreams of living men have found a home from
                            the very earliest days when man began the dream
                            of existence, it is India.
                           
Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said:
                            India conquered And dominated China culturally
                            for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single
                            soldier across her border.
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All the above is just the TIP of the iceberg, the
                            list could be endless. BUT, if we don't see even a 
                            glimpse of that great India in the India That we see 
                            today, it
                            clearly means that we are not working up to our
                            Potential and that if we do, we could once
                            again; be an ever shining and Inspiring country
                            setting a bright path for rest of the world to follow.
                            I Hope you enjoyed it and work towards the welfare 
                            of INDIA. PROUD to be an INDIAN.

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