Let’s Uncover India’s Invaluable Contributions to the World as India Marks 75 Years of Independence
India, the cradle of human civilization, the mother of history and many languages, is taking steps to mark the 76th anniversary of its independence from British rule.
Independence Day is a special occasion for us to reflect on the invaluable contributions of our freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to help free our motherland.
Our beautiful land of creative and talented people has always been making contributions towards the peace, betterment, and growth of the world.
While the Government of India seems to be more excited to commemorate this historic day with its Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative, let us look back at some golden memories from the past by learning about India’s invaluable contributions to the world.
- As early as 700 B.C., India put in place the world’s first university, Takshashila University.
- India invented the numeral zero (0). Both Aryabhatta and Brahmagupta were being credited with inventing zero.
- The Pentium chip was originally developed by Vindo Dham, an Indian-American engineer. He is also known as the Father of the Pentium chip.
- Buttons were invented in India, and evidence of their existence can be found in the Mohenjodaro excavations of the Indus Valley civilization.
- Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose has been credited with the first public demonstration of radio communication waves.
- Diamonds were unearthed in India, and India was the only country with diamonds until the 18th century.
- Ajay V. Bhatt, an Indian-American architect, invented the USB (Universal Serial Bus).
- Shampoo was first discovered in India in 1762 when it was used for head massage.
- India is credited with developing a cure for lithiasis and leprosy.
- Yoga first originated in India as a method of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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“India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.” – Shashi Tharoor
This Shashi Tharoor quote also explains what our country is all about. Even if they say India is underdeveloped or not developed to that level, our history and cultural heritage are enough to respond appropriately. From the beginning of time to the present, India has made contributions that are simply unprecedented.
Let us look beyond the colors of caste, gender, and religion to embrace the true colors of our beautiful country, India! Make sure you share this post with anyone who questions what India has given the world, right? And at last, we would like to wish you a very happy Independence Day, Jai Hind!