Happy Republic Day
India is a great in spirit and stature , in expanse and economy, in geography and history, in natures’s beauty and technological knowledge
As a cradle of one of the world’s old civilization , and seventh largest country by area , the sixth nuclear power house and one of the world’s fastest growing economies . India gives each of us our own reasons to be proud of her . As the world’s largest democracy , India’s indomitable spirit lies in the country’s 1.25 billion people standing strong and proud . Right since the birth of free India , every citizen is powered with the right to choose the government .
Amazing and one of a kind , there are several facets to this great nation that evoke s our respect and admiration . One of them is India’s philosophy of non-violence . The Indian Army is the world’s second largest in the terms of military personnel, yet India has the distinction of not invading any country in the last 1,00,000 years of history .
Over several millennial India has absorbed and preserved custom ,traditions and ideas from both immigrants and invaders. Not surprisingly, India is the birth place of four religions. The land of Vedas is also the site of one of the world’s largest mosque,the Jama Masjit. The Santhome Basilica – considered one of the only three tombs of Apostles to be located and preserved – is also in India . A melting pot of diverse customs , religions and languages ,India breathes as one nation right from its northern end in Jammu and Kashmir to its southernmost tip in Kanyakumari .
From the snow –capped Himalayas to the sun-baked. Thar Desert, from the rainforests of the western Ghats to the swamps of Assam, India’s forests and wilderness possess a remarkable natural wealth of vegetation and wildlife . A land of great contrasts in geography , India has three of the world’s six bio geographic.
In terms of geographical area , India occupies only 2.4 % of the world’s total land area , yet it is home to 60-70% of the world’s biodiversity .
There are about 500 species of mammals in our country, out of which 21 species are not found anywhere else in the world! India is home to the world’s largest population of tigers. In the wild,tigers and lions are not found together in any country – except India ! Some of the rarest animals , such as the snow leopard and the golden langur, call India home .Altogether more than 2000 species of birds can be seen in India . The whole of North America , excluding Mexico , is fifteen times as large as India , yet contain no more than 775 species !
Despite starting diversity in climates , cultures languages , customs and traditions , our incredible country , covering an area of 3.29 million sq. km, lives on as one nation – in body and spirit.And , as a children of this great country , we must all we can do ensure that India continues to live on as an inspiring , invincible and indestructible nation .