According to Mark Twain, “India is the cradle of the Human Race, The Birthplace of Human Speech, The Mother of History, The Grandmother of Legend, and the Great Grandmother of Tradition. Our most Valuable and most Instructive Materials in the History of Man are Treasured up in India only”.
Here are 10 Amazing Facts About India:
1. A Floating Post Office
It is said that India is a country with the largest postal network in the earth with more than 1, 55,015 post offices. Even a single post office it serves an average population of 7,175 people. India got the floating post office located in Dal Lake, Srinagar, which was initiated in August 2011.
2. Kumbh Mela Gathering Visible From Space
According to 2015 Kumbh Mela, it was the largest gathering of people with more than 75 million pilgrims. During this time the gathering of 75 million of the crowd was also visible from space.
3. The Wettest Inhabited Place in the World
Mawsynram is a village in the Khasi Hills; Meghalaya is a place which receives the highest recorded normal rainfall in the world. Meghalaya has also another part namely Cherrapunji which holds the record the record for the maximum rainfall in 1861.
4. Bandra Worli Sealink has Steel Wires equal to the Earth’s Circumference
A total man hour to complete a BandraWorliSealink is 2, 57,00,000 which weighs 50,000 African elephants. It reflects a true engineering and architectural marvel.
5. The Highest Cricket Ground in the World
The Chail Cricket Ground located in Chail, Himachal Pradesh is situated at an altitude of 2.444 meters. It is the highest cricket ground in the world. It is a portion of the Chail Military School, built in 1893.
6. Shampooing is an Indian Concept
It is said that shampooing was a process which was first started or developed in India. The method at that time was not as the commercial liquid but it was used by herbs. The word shampoo was derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Champu’ which is referred as massage.
7. The Indian National Kabaddi Team has Won All World Cups
Till date, India has won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cup by now. The team has been undefeated throughout the tournament. Not only men but Indian women’s team also won all Kabaddi World Cup which has been held until date.
8. Water on the Moon was Discovered by India
Using India’s ISRO Chandrayaan, Moon Mineralogy Mapper in September 2009 detected that water is also available in the world for the first time in the earth.
9. Science Day in Switzerland is Dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam
When the father of India’s missile program visited Switzerland in 2006, Switzerland declared the day May 26th Science Day upon his arrival.
10. India’s First President Only Took 50% of His Salary
When India appointed the president of India as Dr. Rajendra Prasad, he only took 50% of his salary. He claimed that he did not need more than the acquired salary. Latter, in the end of his 12-year contract he only took 25% of cash from his salary. Rs. 10,000 was a salary of President at the time.