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Father of the Nation

Mahathma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) played a key role in winning freedom for India; introduced the concept of Ahimsa and Satyagraha. Mahatma Gandhi popularly known as Father of Nation played a stellar role in India's freedom struggle. Born in a Bania family in Kathiawar, Gujarat, his real name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The title Mahatma [...]

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Currency Symbol

The symbol of Indian Rupee typifies India's international identity for money transactions and economic strength. The Indian Rupee sign is an allegory of Indian ethos. The symbol is an amalgam of Devanagari "Ra" and the Roman Capital "R" with two parallel horizontal stripes running at the top representing the national flag and also the "equal [...]

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National Tree

The Banyan tree, is a large and extensive growing tree of the Indian subcontinent. It produces propagating roots which grow downwards as aerial roots. Once these roots reach the ground, they grow into woody trunks that can become indistinguishable from the main trunk. This tree is considered sacred in India, and often shelters a little [...]

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National River

The Ganga (Ganges) is the longest river of India flowing over 2,510 kms of mountains, valleys and plains. It has long been considered the holiest of all rivers by Hindus and worshiped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. It has also been important historically: many former provincial or imperial capitals (such as Patliputra, Kannauj, Kara, [...]

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National Flower

Lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera) is the National Flower of India. It is a sacred flower and occupies a unique position in the art and mythology of ancient India and has been an auspicious symbol of Indian culture since time immemorial. The Lotus symbolises divinity, fertility, wealth, knowledge and not to forget enlightenment. Lending to its uniqueness, [...]

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National Calendar

The National Calendar based on the Saka Era, with Chaitra as its first month and a normal year of 365 days was adopted from 22 March 1957 along with the Gregorian calendar for the following official purposes: i. Gazette of India. ii. News broadcast by All India Radio. iii. Calendars issued by the Government of [...]

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National aquatic animal

The River Dolphin is the National Aquatic Animal of India.The Ganges River Dolphin is primarily found in the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers and their tributaries in India. From the 1970s until 1998, they were regarded as separate species; however, in 1998, their classification was changed from two separate species to subspecies of a single species. [...]

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National Bird

The Peacock, Pavo cristatus (Linnaeus), is the national bird of India.It is a large and brightly coloured bird of the pheasant family native to South Asia, but introduced and semi-feral in many other parts of the world. The male, peacock, is predominantly blue with a fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers and is best known [...]

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