A Nation To The World
India, officially known as Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country in Asia by area, the second most populous country, & the most populous democracy in world. The first ocean to be named after a country, Indian Ocean.
Initiation of Human Development
In those early years of human development, the migration of ethnic groups from Central, South-Central and North-Eastern parts of Asia came into the fertile Gangetic plains and later moved southwards to Deccan plateau and deep south. With multi-ethnic migrants came their dialects, belief patterns, social systems and value structures. All this contributed to the expanding cultural diversity and social richness of the region.
Making A Difference
India appears as the world’s most authentic and complex plural society which got its identity as a nation through its triumphant national liberation movement. It was essentially a movement for the comprehensive freedom of the Indian people from all types of bondage, traditional and contemporary.
A Move Post Independence
India’s independence on 15th August, 1947 and later as a Sovereign Democratic Republic in 1950, represented the fulfillment of the goal of national movement and marked its transformation into an independent national democracy. Post this, India has been constantly strengthening the cause of socio-economic theme of democracy by its commitment to remove illiteracy, poverty and disease through its successive programs, policies and industrialisation.
India today comprises of about 6,38,000 villages, more than 5,000 towns and cities, arranged in some 686 administrative districts in 29 states and 7 Union Territories with 18 major languages, more than 2000 dialects, 8 major religions and more than 200 to 300 sub-castes in each linguistic region, all as one Republic.