India The Beautiful
I think many people fail to realize that India is growing at a very swift pace. It's finally finding its rightful place among the superpowers. India never once tried to invade another's country for any purpose. India is one of the most powerful military of the world. India, the world's largest democracy, has the world's second highest population. India is the most diverse country on earth in terms of size, culture, climate, religion. geography, languages and wealth. India has the seventh largest land area in the world.
Some quotes about India, remember none of the men are Indian and they just understood what India is.
Mark Twain: In religion and culture, India is the only millionaire! There is only one India, the land of dreams and romance. The one land all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined. 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.
Albert Einstein: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
Max Muller: If I were to look over the whole world to find out the country most richly endowed with all the wealth, power and beauty that nature can bestow - in some parts a very paradise on earth - I should point to India. If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed the choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solution of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant - I should point to India. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we here in Europe, we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thought of Greeks and Romans, and of one Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw that corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more truly human, a life not for this life only, but a transfigured and eternal life - again I should point to India.
Romain Rolland: If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
Hu Shih: India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border. All the above is just the TIP of the iceberg, the list could be endless. BUT, if we don't see even a glimpse of that great India in the India that we see today, it clearly means that we are not working up to our potential and that if we do, we could once again ; be an evershining and inspiring country setting a bright path for rest of the world to follow.
George Feuerstein: India's spirituality is undoubtedly the most versatile in the world. Nowhere on earth has the impulse toward transcendence found more consistent and creative expression than on the Indian peninsula.
I hope you enjoyed the quotes, I thought it would be better to outsiders describe India. India is a beautiful country if anyone is thinking about visiting! Just make sure you go with someone who will be able to take you to that beauty. India is not the wealthiest or the most technologically advanced country in the world, but there are many who love it for everything it represents and everything it is!
Saare jahaa(n)se achchaa Hindusthaan hamaaraa|
Ham bululae(n) hai(n) uskiya(h) gulisthaan hamaaraa
Ghurbath mei(n) hon agar ham rahtha hei dil Wathan mei(n)
Samjho Wahee(n) hamaen bhee dhil ho jahaa(n) hamaaraa
Parbath wo sabse Uuncha Hamsaa-e aasmaa(n) Kaa
Wo Santhari hamaaraa wo pasbaa(n) hamaaraa
Godhi mei(n) k(h)aelthee hei(n) uski hazaaro(n) nadhiyaa(n)
Gulshan hei jin kae dam se rishke jane(n) hamaaraa
Ae aab roodhi Ganga wo dhin mei(n) yaadh thujku
Uthara tharee Kinaare Jab Kaarva(n) hamaaraa
Mazhab nahee(n) sikhaatha aapas mei(n) bayr rakna
Hindi hei(n) ham wathan hei Hindustan hamaaraa
Yoonan we Misr wa Rooman(n) sab mit gaye jahaa(n) se
Abthak magar hei baqi naam wa nishan hamaaraa
Kuch baath hei ke hasthi mithi bahi(n) hamaari
Sadiyo(n) rahaa hai dhushman dhaure zamaa(n) hamaaraa
Iqbal Koyi mahram apnaa nahee jahaa(n) mei(n)
Maaloom Kiya Kisi Ko dhaure nihaan hamaaraa.
India is the best country in the whole world|
We are its Nightingales; It is our garden.
If we are away from the country, our hearts remain in it only.
Wherever we are, we are with the country.
The Himalayas are sky high.
They watch and guard.
Thousands of rivers play in the lap of the Himalays;
Because of these rivers our country has become a paradise.
Oh! the starting point of Ganga, do you remember the days
When our caravan halted by your side?
Religion does not teach hatred among people.
We are Indians. Hindustan is our native country.
There is something in our existence which cannot be wiped out,
Though time remained our enemy for centuries.
Iqbal, there is no bosom friend in the world for us.
Is there anybody who knows our hidden pain?
Violence has no place in our society. The integrity, the unity of India is supreme and we will not let anything happen that will affect us. - Late Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhiji.
We the people of India, having abiding faith in our country's tradition of non-violence and tolerance, hereby solemnly affirm to oppose with our strength, all forms of terrorism and violence. We pledge to uphold and promote peace, social harmony, and understanding among all fellow human beings and fight the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values.