India Is My Country I Love My Country – A Note About India

India Is My Country All Indians Are My Brothers And Sisters

India is my country
A tea estate in Munnar Kerala. image by Ariel

India is my country

India is my country All Indians are my Brothers and Sisters… This is the pledge the school children make in the schools.  My memories went back to my childhood days.  Yes, In school, we start our days with this pledge which I still remember and sometimes whisper too.

When I was thinking about the next word for the A to Z Blog Challenge which starts with a big “I”.  My thoughts went back and suddenly it stopped at the word “INDIA” my own nation topped the list. Yes, India is my country, a beautiful country in the universe, we call INDIA, OUR MOTHERLAND. 

Yes, it still lingers in our minds and on our lips.

Here is the pledge we make every day in the morning along with the morning prayer.  

Yes, we start our school day with this pledge.  It still continues in all the Indian schools.

Trees Integral Part us
A lovely scene from my native land Kerala, near Perunthenaruvi Dam, Pathanamthitta. Image by P V Ariel

A Must Visit Place To Enjoy The Beauty Of Kerala.  Watch This Video

The Pledge – India is my country…

India
is my country

All Indians are my
Brothers and Sisters.

I love my country
And I shall always
strive to be

a loyal and worthy
citizens of it.

To my country and
my people

I pledge my
devotion.

May God grant her
peace and prosperity. 
India is my country
A Scene from Thekkady, Kerala. Pic, Credit Shibu Thovala

India is my country
The aftermath of the Kerala flood.  An affected place from Munnar, in Idukki District. A picture by P V Ariel
But Alas!
Today  when I look around,  this concept is totally changed
and
many look at each other in a different outlook!
The golden old days are gone forever!
politics and politicians polluted the system
within ourselves to fatten
their vote banks/pockets. 
Alas!!! The journey goes on!!!
Anyways here
is… 
A Brief Info. about my beloved country called INDIA:
India My Country is the largest nation in Southern Asia
And the second-largest country in the world.
About one out of every six people in the world live in India.
Its population is nearly equal to that of all the nations of Africa and South America together.
In Area, India stands at the 7th place.

The people of India belong to
different ethnic groups.
People speak more than 14 major languages
And more than 1000 minor languages,
And dialects.

An India Map Showing Different Indian Languages

Though we can call this “UNITY IN DIVERSITY’ a great phenomenon, there is a kind of disunity that prevails among the people of India in the name of language.

Especially this is mostly seen when the central government’s imposition of Hindi language in the southern states of India, especially in Tamil Nadu.

For a detailed analysis of this language, row please  Checkout this Quora answer to a question raised in this subject.

India
(India is known as Republic of India,
Bharath
or the Union of India)
Capital:
New Delhi
Official
Language: Hindi (National)
Area:
3,287,263 sq. km
Population:
Above 1,025.1 m.  1,357,454,871
Languages:
Hindi (National), English, 
18 officially recognized languages
Literacy:
65.38%
Religions:
Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, 
Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, etc.
Currency:
Rupee [ US $1 = Rs. 72.85 (approx.)
p.c.i.:
$2,230
Head
of State is President: Mr. Ram Nath Kovind
Head
of government:  Federal Republic.
Prime Minister: Narendra Modi

National
Song”  Vande Mataram (I Bow to The
Mother)
National
Anthem:  Janagana Mana (Thou art the
ruler of the minds of all people”)


October 2nd is the Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi 
“The Father of the Nation”

A Brief Info. about my beloved country called INDIA Click To Tweet

Here are few links which lead to a few  videos  which reveal the life story of Mahatma Gandhi


Credit: wichm.home
The birth and death anniversaries of Great leaders come ones in a year and on that particular day different celebrations take place in remembrance of such people with much enthusiasm and respect.
But unfortunately, in most cases, such celebrations end with that.  But here is an exception to this trend:
Gandhiji” the Father of Nation is still remembered and his brand has grown stronger and stronger every year.
Every walk of life even the new generation giving a new vision to it and discovering him and adopting his policies with much enthusiasm.
This is the 150th year of his birthday.  It is also known as the International day of non-violence.
 

Here are some rare videos from the life of Mahatma Gandhi — The first TV Interview and his speech at different places.

The first-ever made TV interview with Mahatma Gandhi by Fox Movietone News.

Mahatma Gandhi’s Speech (un-edited version)

Mahatma Gandhi ( 1869 to 1948)

MAHATMA – Life of Gandhi, 1869-1948 (A 5hrs 10min. video)

Please click on the below link to watch more videos. 

AN AMAZING INTERVIEW WITH INDIAN PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI A RARE VIDEO

The interviewer is  Jonathan Dimbleby of  Thames Televisions.

The video first Broadcasted on November 16th, 1978.

INDIA IS MY COUNTRY – FEW THOUGHTS ON INDIA AND BRITISH IMPERIALISM BY EMINENT DIPLOMAT AND MEMBER OF INDIAN PARLIAMENT DR. SHASHI THAROOR

When we talk about India there is no doubt this eminent personality’s activities like his speech, writing, etc need to be mentioned.

Here below we are incorporating some of his speech and interview videos for our readers.

SHASHI THAROOR’S  STIRRING SPEECH AT OXFORD UNION AND AN INTERVIEW WITH VIKRAM KHANNA OF THE STRAITS TIMES, SINGAPORE. AND A SPEECH

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

In this video, Shashi Tharoor the eminent author and Member of Parliament, reveals some serious facts about British Imperialism and the effects of British rule in India,

TV Today Network’s Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai Interview too can watch in this video by India Today.

In the second video, Vikram Khanna interviewed Shashi Tharoor on various issues including Oxford Union speech, globalization to colonization, soft power, politics, and of course about his books.

A must watch videos for all especially for the new generation (students of politics, social, history, and economy).

VIDEO 2 SHASHI THAROOR’S INTERVIEW WITH VIKRAM KHANNA

VIDEO NO. 3 THE SPEECH BY THAROOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

P V Ariel’s Video Page 

To read more related articles, Please click on the below links:
Few Amazing Facts About India

Missing Aspects

Few Lovely Scenes From India

 

India is my country
Image Courtesy:  Kerala Tourism 
India is my country
Ìndia is my country
India is my country
P V At Qutab Minar New Delhi
A side view of Qutab Minar Picture by Charles Philip
Lotus Temple New Delhi Pic, By Mathews Philip
Taj Mahal Pic By P V Ariel
Rajghat, Gandhi Samadhi Entrance Gate P V and family members
P V’s Family Members Near India Gate, New Delhi Pic, by PV
A Scene From Thekkady, Kerala. Pic. by Shibu Thovala
India is my country All Indians are my Brothers and Sisters I love my country Click To Tweet

A Tea Plantation Worker Picking Tea Leaves By Using A Machine.

A small Video By The blogger.

Here are some pictures captured during the recent flood in Kerala

ALSO, WATCH THE VIDEO GIVEN AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST:

FEW SCENES FROM THE RECENT FLOOD IN KERALA.

India

Rescuing flood victims who stayed 4 days at my brother’s home. They are rescued by the rescue operators/fishermen. Picture by Godly Paul Verghese, Pulikeezh, Thiruvalla.

Rescue operators moving with the flood victims who stayed 4 days at my brother’s home. See the part of a motorcycle placed on an elevated stand. An image by Godly Paul Verghese, Pulikeezh.

The aftermath of Kerala Flood 2018. A Place where a palatial building stood.  It just slipped down in the landslide.  It is amazing to note that the materials in the house did not get damaged.  Even the aquarium in the house did not get damaged.  Fortunately, the members of the family are rescued a few hours before the landslide.  This is in Adimaly, in Idukki District of Kerala.  You can see the house in the below picture.  Image by the blogger.

India, Aftermath of the Kerala Flood 2018
This is the house slipped down in the landslide, in Adimaly, Idukki. Image by the blogger.

MORE PHOTOS – AFTER THE FLOOD

India is my country
Construction work in progress – A scene from Idukki, after the flood

 

A VIDEO TO WATCH “THE BEAUTY OF MUNNAR KERALA” (GOD’S OWN COUNTRY)

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