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If we all pay attention to the selfless spirit within; pitch in our
resources even a bit at a time; we can all shine again.

There are 3.22 Million Indians in America:

38% of Doctors in America are Indians
12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
36% of NASA employees are Indians.
34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians
28% of IBM employees are Indians
17% of INTEL employees are Indians
13% of XEROX employees are Indians
23% of Indian Community in America is having Green-Card

Some of these facts may be known to you. These facts ere recently
published in a German Magazine which deals with


a.. India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.

b.. India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

c.. The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700BC.
More than 10,500 students from all over the world studies
more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th
century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in
the field of education.

d.. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskritis
the most suitable language for computer software - a report in Forbes
magazine, July 1987.

e.. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to
humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.

f.. Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of
development, India was the richest country on earth until
the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century.

g.. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago.
The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.

h.. Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to
orbitthe sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken
by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.

i.. The value of "pi" was first calculated by Budhayana, and
he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem.
He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European

j.. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic
equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest
numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 10**6 whereas Hindus
used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of (53) with
specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. Even
today, the largest used number is Tera 10**12 (10 to the power of 12).

k.. According to the Geological Institute of America, up until
1896,India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

l.. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century old
suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless
communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.

m.. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in

n.. According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake called 'Sudarshana' was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during
Chandragupta Maurya's time.

o.. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.

p.. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health
scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like
cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones
and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia
was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipment were
used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, embryology ,
digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many

q.. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over
5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu
Valley(Indus Valley Civilization)

r.. The place value system, the decimal system was developed inIndia
in 100 BC.


a.. Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.

b.. Mark Twain said: India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

c.. French scholar Romain Rolland said: 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.

d.. Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: 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 ever shining and inspiring country setting abright path for rest of the world to follow.