10 interesting facts which every Indians should always be proud of

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Here are some of the facts which every Indian should be proud of. If you are the one, you must read it to take pride on your country. Here is the list –

India is the home of oldest and largest civilization in the world. Indus valley civilization flourished thousands of years ago where many scientific and architectural developments took place.

Takshashila is the world first university built in India around 700 BC in which more than 10500 students studied about 60 different subjects. Nalanda University was established in 4th century BC to provide world standard education to people.

Do you know that Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software and it is said to be the mother of all European languages.

Ayurveda is the world first school of medicine to treat various diseases. Charaka is the father of medicine consolidating the Ayurvedic medicines for fatal diseases about 2500 years ago. Sushruta and his health scientists used to perform complicated surgeries like artificial limb, cataract, cesarean, urinary stone, and brain surgeries about 2600 years ago. This is why; he is rightly called the Father of Surgery. More than 126 surgical instruments were used for operation.  Indian possessed deep knowledge of embryology, anatomy, etiology, genetic, digestion, metabolism, and immunity among others found in texts.

Algebra, trigonometry, and calculus were originated in India. Decimal place system, place value system, and zero was invented in India. Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by earth to orbit around the sun which is 365.258756484 days more than hundreds of years before. Budhayana explained the value of Pi which is used in the Pythagorean theorem.

India was one of the wealthiest countries in the world till 17th century before the British invaded country.

The great religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism were originated in India which are followed by more than 25% of total population.

The art of navigation was originated in Sindhu more than 6000 years ago. The word navigation and navy have been derived from Sanskrit word Navgatih and Nou respectively.

The Chess and Snake and Ladder games were originated in India.

India has never invaded other country in its 10, 000 history.

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