India Is My Country All Indians Are My Brothers And Sisters, I Love My Country

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Last updated on October 2, 2018.

India Is My Country All Indians Are My Brothers And Sisters

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A tea estate in Munnar Kerala. image by Ariel
IndiaWhen I was thinking about the next word for the A to Z Blog Challenge which starts with a big “I”.  My thoughts went on and on and on with many words, but suddenly it stopped at the word “INDIA” Yes, my own nation topped the list.  A beautiful country in the universe, we call it MOTHER INDIA. 

My memories went back to my childhood days.  In school, we start our days with the following pledge which I still remember and sometimes whisper too.

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.
A Scene from Thekkady, Kerala. Pic, Credit Shibu Thovala











Munnar, India
The aftermath of the Kerala flood.  An affected place from Munnar, in Idukki District. A pic by Ariel

 The
Pledge
 

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
citizen of it.

To my country and
my people

I pledge my
devotion

May God grant her
peace and prosperity. 
 
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
and
they created a kind of enmity
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:

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 lives in India
Its population is nearly equal to
that of all the nations of Africa a
nd South America together.

In Area, India stands at the 7th place.

The people of India belong to
different ethnic groups.

And people speak more than 14 major
languages
And more than 1000 minor languages,
And dialects.
 
(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 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  ends 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 and 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. 

 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

Picture CreditKeralatourism.com
A Scene from my City (Secunderabad) Pic. by Ariel

 

The Blog Author P V, in front of Taj Mahal, Agra, India.

 

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
Construction work in progress – A scene from Idukky, after the flood

CAUTION!

PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN, PLEASE DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO!

THOSE WHO ARE HAVING STRONG WILLPOWER ONLY WATCH THIS VIDEO! 

FEW SCENES FROM THE RECENT FLOOD IN KERALA

 

India
Kerala limped back to normalcy. Picture by Arun Mathews

Last updated on October 2, 2018

Updated on: Oct 2, 2016 @ 09:15

Published on: Apr 10, 2012 @ 18:59

 

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18 Comments


  1. You wisely attributed India.
    I love my country.
    Whatever it be, it’s our responsibility to make it a perfect place to live.
    This land has given us a lot and now it’s our turn to pay back.
    We can’t return everything our motherland did favour to us many times,
    however, our small steps can also make huge differences. :-)

    Thanks
    Nikhil
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    1. Hi Nikhil,
      What a joy to hear from you,
      Sorry i missed this thoughtful feedback,
      Yes, our Motherland did a lot to us and now is the time to payback!
      I appreciate your valuable presence with a thought provoking comment.
      Keep sharing,
      May you have a great and eventful December. 2016
      Best
      ~ Philip

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    2. Philipsji,
      Your post is wonderful and the attitude is really appreciable… I love my India… Let’s Keep our country in good condition, well clean and beautiful, yes, it is our responsibility. Proud to be an Indian and a big salute to my country…..
      Let us follow the path of truth and peace Mahatma showed us. Yes, as you said our today’s politicians should pick up some lessons from the life of this great man.

      Glad to celebrate this week as Thozhilvaram (labor week) in remembrance of our Rasthrapitha Mahatma Gandhi’s sacred birth.

      It is really good to watch and know the history of Gandhiji, a well-composed video film. Oh my a 5 hours long video, need to take time to watch. I am sure its worth seeing, especially it helps to know the amazing history of our Rashtrapitha.
      Thanks for sharing.

      Jai Mahatma Gandhi…
      Jai Hind.

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  2. This is an amazing post!

    The facts mentioned in this post are really new to me!

    Indeed I am surprised to note the fact that “About one out of every six people in the world lives in India.” This is really an amazing information!

    Oh that is true that our country is holding the position as second largest populated country in the world!
    What a Population explosion! Though in such a populated country, most of the Indians live in Unity! Though there are few isolated exceptions to this, by and large our country’s unity in diversity is famous and adorable too!

    Though there are few people among us who create trouble in the country, we can well say that our country is a peace loving nation.

    I like the way you presented the present situation or truth about our nation along with its amazing facts!

    Let our unity be famous among nations!

    Let others find some role models among us!

    May our country and country men live in peace and unity

    Thanks for the great share PV

    Have a great day :-)
    ~ Ann
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  3. Hi Philip ,
    I am not Indian born but I love India as well and have many beautiful friends there.
    India is truly a great Nation and recognized by all the great thinkers of this world.

    Will Durant, American historian said: “India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways”

    “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 instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” -Mark Twain

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

    “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.”-Romain Rolland, French scholar
    And there are much more who praise India.
    Jai Hind ,Jai Bharat ,Vande Mataram
    Thank you
    Erika
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    1. Hi Erika,
      What a joy to hear from you again!
      It is indeed amazing to note your knowledge about the land called India,
      I appreciate you for quoting the wonderful quotes about the famous personalities about Indai.
      Thanks Erika for adding value to the post by your wonderful comment.
      Keep sharing,
      May you have a wonderful and eventful December 2016.
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

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  4. I love these places.
    Wonderful places indeed!
    One need to visit these places once in their life.
    I will visit these places once in my life for sure.
    Though there are some problems here and there, altogether my country is a beautiful land.
    Thank you for those lovely pictures.
    Share again such beautiful pictures of my country.
    I Remain, A Happy INDIAN.
    Ganesh Moorthi

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    1. Hi Ganeshmoorthi,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback to this post.
      Nice to know that you liked the pics posted here,
      Sure will post more such posts in the coming days.
      Yes, though there are some difficult isolated situation as you
      said Our country is a beautiful land to live in.
      Thanks once again for your visit and thoughtful comment.
      Best
      ~ Philip

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  5. What a share Philip! Thank you so much for creating such a post about our motherland.

    The mentality of people have definitely changed. We do not enchant the pledge like we used to. But we (atleast some) definitely realize that it is our responsibility to make the things better. The good thing is our kids are also being up-brought with the similar values. And we can only be hopeful about the days to come.
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    1. Hi Manidipa,
      What a joy to hear from you again.
      Thank you for the value added comment.
      Yes, how nice it would have been if we all realize the importance of these things, as you said it is really nice that our children too are brought up in that concept, we do not know about the future generation. Let us hope for the best.
      Thank again Manidipa for your feedback
      May you have a great week ahead.
      Best
      ~ Philip

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  6. Hi Brother Phil,

    First of all sorry for being here at this page very late. Glad and thank you very much that you included one of my posts about India as a link in this post. Like you mentioned, I still remember the school days starting with the pledge “India is our country. All Indians are our brothers and sisters” and the national anthem “Janaganamana” as if it was few weeks before.

    Thanks for sharing this informative as well a nostalgic post (for me).

    Keep sharing.

    Have a great time blogging.

    Best regards.

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  7. No words for this post. Well you have covered almost all the important parts of India in one post. And indeed India is a great country.

    Loved it!

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  8. Thanks for sharing us lots of beautiful pictures of Kerala the God’s own country.

    During these few years blogging and connecting with many Indie bloggers, I fund many beautiful places in India.

    Sometime I want to be in India for some traveling, but it might just in plan. I’m a less traveler, I travel less even in my country.

    You know? My dream is, I want to travel in different places around the globe. I don’t know, but I hope my blogging can help me to do so in next 5 or 10 when I become old. LOL

    Thanks for sharing…

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  9. Great article. I Love My Country :)
    Thank you for writing this.

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  10. You have defined all about India in this post. Nobody can ask more. The images and videos speaks volumes. Thank you so much for sharing such a lot of information in single post.
    Keep sharing.

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  11. Aw, this was a very nice post. In idea, I want to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… You really put in an effort to show the greatness of your nation. Keep it up, my friend. That is the real patriotism! Using our ability to bring glory to our nation. Keep going! Keep writing such motivating posts for the benefit of the young generation as well as the veterans!

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  12. Hi P V

    such a great article. We all are Indians and we all love our country. Such thinking in India is very important Because there are people of every religion in India. Your article is very timely and thought provoking,I will definitely share it on my Facebook page

    thanks again :-)

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