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regaining our independence back from the British without wars or using violence, and by the simple dharma of non-violence.

OṀ (AUM) -PRA-PAN-CHA-KHYAA-TI-BHOO-MYAI—NA-MA-HA

ॐ प्रपञ्चख्यातिभूम्यै नमः


(Prapancham: World, visible universe, manifestation;

Khyāti: Renown, a name)

Not only do we respect other religions, faiths and cultures, we have earned a respectable place in the world. In the past, it was our wealth and spiritual knowledge that attracted many foreign countries, but now it's only our knowledge that is keeping us in a prominent position. In many fields the west looks to our country, for spiritual knowledge, non-violence, vegetarianism, mathematics, and computers, to name a few. Words like karma and Namaste are popular in the western world and we see that on television and in Hollywood movies.

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Our most notable acievements as a nation are: 1) regaining our independence back from the British without wars or using violence, and by the simple dharma of non-violence. 2) The advances we made in mathematics and many branches of science like inventing the concept of zero and infinity and Albert Einstein believed to have commented that 'there is no worthwhile scientific progress without Indians and their knowledge'. 3) Even though we were invaded and ruled by Muslims, British, many other foreign nations, and we stood on our feet after independence and within 75 years, with hard work, we have shown the world that we are capable and astonished the world with our progress.

Indian migrants in other countries are doing very well with their hard work and entrepreneurship. Our Indian physicians have been recognized in the global medical field. We kept our dignity by not expecting handouts from other countries and rebuilt our economy with industry and intelligence. China, Pakistan and neighboring countries have been trying so hard to invade us but we showed them our courage and strength and made them think twice. We have developed our nuclear weapons as a defence to protect our country from the neighbours who are waiting like vultures to occupy our land. With all those invasions and religious conversions, we did not lose our roots and culture. We have inspired many cultures and religions across the globe. Our swamīs, and gurus, with their discourses, are keeping our way of life and dharma. Our father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi was well known all over the world for his non-violence and passive resistance against the British, and Martin Luther King had led the civil rights movement in the USA, on similar lines.

Also Read: 'India Won the 1962 War and Gandhiji was not

The land which is respected by international scientists, writers, philosophers, and many more is our mother land, 'Prapanchakhyāti Bhūmi'.


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