FACTS WILL MAKE YOU PROUD BEING AN INDIAN
1-The first railroad was constructed by two Indians (Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy and Jaganath Shunkerseth) and not the British.
2- Half the world’s outsourced IT services come from India, amounting to a $47 billion dollar industry.
3 – Lifeline Express is the world’s first hospital-train!
4 – India’s tech capital, Bangalore, has increased its office supply by six times since 2006, and now has more Grade-A offices than Singapore.
5 – India has been the largest troop contributor to the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions since it’s inception and every year remains in the top 4
6 – India has an Airforce base in Tajikistan. Farkhor Air Base is India’s one and only military base outside its territory..
7 – The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.
8 – Biju Patnaik – The former CM of Odisha was honored by the Indonesian government with the highest civilian honor ‘Bhumi Putra’. This recognition came to him owing to his bravery and heroic feats. In 1996, when Indonesia was celebrating its 50th Independence Day, Biju Patnaik was awarded the highest national award, the ‘Bintang Jasu Utama’.
9 – Mount Kailash has never been conqured inspite of the Chinese government’s support to climbers.
10 – Bodhidharma, a prince of the Pallava dynasty went to China and began the physical training of the Shaolin monks that led to the creation of Kung Fu!
11 – In 2001, Indian pharma company Cipla produced a three-in-one drug for HIV, which is affordable at an incredible $ 1 a day.
12 – The Free Kitchen (Langar) at the Golden Temple Feeds up to 100,000 People a Day
13 – Lonar Lake, a saltwater lake in Maharashtra, was created by a meteor hitting the Earth and is one of its kind in India.
14 – India was the First Country in the World to Produce Steel
15 – India has over 275 billion tons of coal reserves, that’s the equivalent of 1.37 billion blue whales
16 – Indian Post Allows you to Order Personalized Stamps with your Picture on Them.
17 – India is home to 3,00,000 mosques which is more than any country in the world.
18 – Each Year 2,500 Crores Worth of Hair is Bought and Sold in India.
19 – According to a study conducted in 2011, India’s Parle-G biscuits were the world’s No. 1selling biscuits.
20 – There were no plastic bags in India before 1985.