Corruption at its peak! Educated rendered unemployed! Clashes in the name of religion! Orthodox traditions and culture prevalent!... Unfortunately, these unpleasant facts have got attached with one of the highly glorious nations– INDIA. Every morning, a fresh set of such alarming headlines welcome you at your breakfast table. But today…
Today we bring to you a different face of India, acquainting with which you would not remorse on being an Indian. Rather, your heart would be filled with pride and beat instantly with the rythm of…Yeh Mera India; I love my India…
The role of ancient India in nourishing the world is universally evident. Its contribution in furnishing a strong base for the world with her distinguished intellect, inventions/discoveries, rich culture, and values is an endless saga. Truly speaking, had India not provided this foundation, it would have been impossible for the world to tread the road of success and progress.
But, Past is past. The role of India in the present-day world is of more concern. Sometime back, a conference was held. In that, one of the participants, a patriot, started narrating the great contributions of ancient India to the world. Immediately then, another person stood up. Only superficially Indian, his mind and brain were all coloured in the shades of British. He shot a sarcastic remark– ‘Why do you always play the same old, stale tunes? Do you have anything new to credit to your being an Indian?’ The other person could not reciprocate and remained silent. So that, in future, this incident does not repeat itself; so that, every Indian can bombard unbeatable answers in reply to such taunting remarks, we are presenting here some facts. These startling facts themselves speak, how even today India is nourishing the whole world with her rich caliber and unmatched potential…
1. Silicon valley:
What you know… It is a leading hi-tech hub in Northern California, United States involving world’s best engineers and top-notch venture capitalists.
What you don’t know…Every 4 out of its 10 start-ups are run by Indians!
2. Fortune 500:
What you know… It is an annual list compiled by Fortune magazine. In this list, the top 500 U.S. closely held and public corporations are ranked by their gross revenue.
What you don’t know… Of the Fortune 500 companies, 220 companies outsource their software-related work to India.
What you know… An agency of the United States government, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is responsible for the nation's public space program. NASA has been playing a commendable role in space exploration since its inception. Its huge list of achievements includes – the Apollo missions to the Moon, the Skylab space station, the Space Shuttle, etc.
What you don’t know… 36% of NASA employees are Indians.
What you know… Microsoft Corporation is a US-based multinational computer technology corporation. It develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices.
What you don’t know… 34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians.
What you know… International Business Machines Corporation is a well known world's largest computer company and systems integrator. Its performance in the field of computer hardware, software, IT service management is unmatchable.
What you don’t know… 28% of IBM employees are Indians.
What you know… Intel is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker. The company is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers. Well known and much-opted Pentium processors were also introduced by INTEL.
What you don’t know… 17% of INTEL employees are Indians.
What you know… Xerox Corporation is a global document management company which manufactures and sells a range of color and black-and-white printers, multifunction systems, photo copiers, digital production printing presses, and related consulting services and supplies.
What you don’t know… 13% of XEROX employees are Indians.
8. Great Army:
What you don’t know… India has the third-largest army in the world, nearly 1.5 million strong.
9. Great brains:
What you don’t know… India has the second-largest pool of scientists and engineers in the world. 12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
10. Great doctors:
What you don’t know… Pooling their rich experience and knowledge, 38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
11. Great jewelers:
What you don’t know… There is absolutely no match to India’s caliber in diamond jewelry. India is the world’s premier center for diamond cutting and polishing. Nine out of every 10 diamonds sold in the world pass through the skillful hands of Indian.
12. Great Networks:
What you don’t know… Indian Railways is the largest railway network in the world under single management.
13. Great Producers:
What you don’t know… India is the second-largest cement-producing country in the world, producing more than 110m tonnes.
14. Great Democracy:
What you don’t know… India is the largest democracy in the world, with nearly 400m voting in the last national elections.
15. Great Satellite-launchers:
What you don’t know… Among the leading nations in the world launching space satellites, India ranks 6th in the list.
16. Great Economy:
What you don’t know… India is the second fastest growing economy in the world. With more than 70,000 bank branches, India leads the world in the area of banking.
The list of such facts is endless… and, it will continue to grow…
So, after coming across all these facts, don't your hearts swell with pride? Certainly, the blessings of our great seers and sages are still alive in the soil of India. These blessings have always and will always keep our Great India alive in its full zeal and spirit…
So, always feel proud to be an Indian.