Every Indian, irrespective of his/her religion and race, caste and creed; is truly proud to be Indian. Here let’s dig into some great reasons to boast about being an Indian.We know so much about India, yet we know so less about India. Here are some of the things Indians don’t know but they probably should:
1. India’s first rocket was brought on cycle and a satellite on a bullock cart.
The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. ISRO’s Apple satellite was carried on a bullock cart before launching.
2. India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices.
Includes a floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar was inaugurated in August 2011 and World’s highest post office in Hikkim (Himachal Pradesh) at the altitude of 4440 m.
3. Indian national Kabaddi team has won all World Cups.
India has won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. The Indian women’s team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date.
4. Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam
The father of India’s missile program, had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.
5. The Kumbh Mela gathering was visible from space.
The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims. The gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space.
6. India has the largest number of vegetarians in the world.
Be it because of religious reasons or personal choices or both, around 20-40% of Indians are vegetarians, making it the largest vegan country in the world.
7. Diamonds were first mined in India!
Initially, diamonds were only found in the alluvial deposits in Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna River Delta. Until diamonds were found in Brazil during the 18th century, India led the world in diamond production. One of the things Indians don’t know.
8. A special polling station is set up for a lone voter in the middle of Gir Forest.
Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas has been voting since 2004 and during every election since then, a special polling booth is set up exclusively for him as he is the only voter from Banej in Gir forest. Largest democracy you see!
9. Bandra-Worli Sea Link has steel wires equal to earth circumference.
The Bandra–Worli Sea Link, officially called Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete steel viaducts on either side. Its total length is 5,600 m with total steel wire used to be almost 40,000 km! A true engineering and architectural marvel.
10. India has a lot of ‘Highest …” records!
World’s Highest Helipad is at Siachen Glacier at a height of 16000 feet above sea level.
World’s Highest Battlefield is again at Siachen Glacier at a height of 6000 m above sea level.
World’s Highest Cricket Pitch in Chail (H.P) was built in 1893 after leveling hilltop. It is 2444 m above sea level.
World’s Highest Railway Bridge is the Chenab Bridge (J&K). It is a railway steel and concrete arch bridge under construction. It will be 1315 m long and 359 m above sea level.
This Was Our List Of Things Indians Don’t Know But They Probably Should. Want Some Additions? Put Them Down In The Comment Box!
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