20 Reasons Why You Should Proud To Be An Indian

20 Reasons You Should Proud To Be An Indian

We Indians are always criticizing our country for countless things, be it population, pollution, central or state government policies, budgets, and more.  Undoubtedly, India has numerous flaws but no country is completely perfect. Of late, we all have witnessed how developed countries like America, which have the best healthcare infrastructure in the world failed to manage novel coronavirus (Covid-19) under the Trump administration. In the US alone, over 7.3 million +ve cases have been reported and over 209k people have lost their lives.

On the other hand, India, which is not even in the list of top 100 countries having the best healthcare infrastructure in the world in 2020 has done exceptionally well to control novel coronavirus (Covid-19) under the PM Narendra MODI administration. Compared to the United States, India has around 6 million +ve cases and over 95k people have lost their lives. 

So, this 74th Independence Day of India, we've compiled a list of 20 interesting facts and reasons which make you feel proud to be an Indian. Without any delay, let's quickly take a look. 

#1 India is the birthplace of great thinkers- Aryabatta, Chanakya (Kautilya), Gandhi, Ashoka, and more.

India is the birthplace of great thinkers- Aryabatta, Chanakya (kautilya), Gandhi

#2 India is a land of diverse communities, religions, cultures and languages. 
 India is a land of diverse communities, religions, cultures and languages

#3 Chess was invented in India. 

Chess was invented in India

#4 70% of all the world's spices come from India. 

70% of all the world's spices come from India

#5 Diamonds were first mined in India. 

Diamonds were first mined in India

#6 Water on the moon was discovered by India.

Water on the moon was discovered by India

#7 Yoga has originated in India.  

Yoga has originated in India

#8 India has the world’s third-largest active army, after the USA and China. You can consider this one of the strong reasons to be proud to be an Indian. 

India has the world’s third largest active army, after USA and China

#9 Studies like Calculus, Trigonometry, and Algebra were originated in India. 

Calculus, Trigonometry and Algebra were originated in India

#10 Shakuntla Devi was accredited with the title ‘The human calculator’ was also from India.

Shakuntla Devi was accredited with the title ‘The human calculator’ was also from India

#11 Shampoo was invented in India, not that commercial liquids but by the method of using herbs.  The word 'shampoo' itself derived from the Sanskrit word ‘champu’, which means massage.

Shampoo was invented in India

#12 Indian railway system is the largest employer around the world, employing over a million people. 

Indian railway system is the largest employer around the world

#13 Snakes and Ladders originated in India.

Snakes and Ladders originated in India

#14 Martial Arts was originated in India but later it spreads to Asia and other counties by Buddhist missionaries.  

Martial Arts was originated in India

#15 India has the 2nd largest pool of Engineers and Scientists in the World. 

India has the 2nd largest pool of Engineers and Scientists

#16 India has the largest number of post offices in the world. 

India has the largest number of post offices in the world

#17 India is the 2nd largest English speaking nation in the world.


India is the 2nd largest English speaking nation in the world

#18 India exports software to 90 countries. Another strong reason why you should feel proud to be an Indian.

India exports software to 90 countries

#19 May 26 is celebrated as Science day in Switzerland in the honor of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, because he visited the country on that day. 

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

#20 The Golden Temple of India feeds meal to over 100,000 people a day regardless of religion, race, and class.

Golden Temple of India

If you also know some interesting facts about India on which every citizen of the country should feel proud, please don’t forget to share it with us. 

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