10 AMAZING FACTS In INDIA YOU HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT | AMAZING MANTRA
1. Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference
It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel.
2.The highest cricket ground in the world
The highest cricket ground in the whole world with At an altitude of 2,444 meters is situated in the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.
3. India has a special spa just for elephants
Here all the Elephants receive special baths, massages and even food at the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre in Kerala. Now that’s a BIG step for the country.
4. India is the world’s second-largest English speaking country
India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population. This is expected to grow by quite a margin in the coming years.
5. Largest number of vegetarians in the world
Be it because of religious reasons or personal choices or both, around 20-40% of Indians are vegetarians, making it the largest vegetarian-friendly country in the world.
6. The largest producer of milk in the whole world
India is now the laegest producer of milk as it recently overtook the European Union with production reaching over 132.4m tonnes in 2014.
7. Rabindranath Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh
Rabindranath Tagore is credited not only for writing the Indian national anthem,Jana Gana Mana, but the Bangladeshi national anthem, Amar Sonar Bangla, as well. He was also offered knighthood by the British but refused the honour after the Jalianwala Bagh massacre.
8. The first country to consume sugar
India was the first country to develop extraction and purifying techniques of sugar.
9 . The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle
The first rocket was so light and small that only a bicycle was enough to transport it to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
10. India’s first President only took 50% of his salary
When Dr Rajendra Prasad was appointed the President of India, and he only took 50% of his salary, claiming he did not require more than that. And as the years passed by he just took 25% of his salary. That time the salary of the President was just Rs 10,000.