India is one of the oldest surviving cultures in the world with a variety of rich cultural heritage. Geographically it is the 7th largest country in the world and is marked off from the rest of Asia with some of the tallest mountains in the world to its North and some of the most pristine beaches to its South. India lies majestically surrounded by the Arabian Sea to its West, the Bay of Bengal to its East and the Indian Ocean to its South.
Historians, writers, politicians and other eminent personalities across the Globe have greatly appreciated India and its contribution to rest of the world. Though these remarks are only a partial reflection of the greatness of India, they certainly make us feel proud of India.
"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 (Theoretical Physicist, Germany)
"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 artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!"- Mark Twain (Writer, America)
"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!"- Romaine Rolland (French scholar)
"If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India."- Max Mueller (German Scholar)
"There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor."- Keith Bellows (Editor-in-chief, National Geographic Society)