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Who is the Rashtrapitamah of India?

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Though constitutionally it has not been declared that Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati is the Rashtrapitamah of India but the people and the nation, believe and say, that Swami Dayanand Saraswati the founder of Arya samaj is the Grandfather of India. Swami Dayanand had proclaimed India for Indians in 1876 (Commentry on Yajurveda -Lazarus Press Banaras 1876). It was his teachings and the book Satyarth Prakash that inspired leaders, scholars, reformers and revolutioneries like Aurobindo Ghosh, Dadabhoy Naroaji, Lokmanya Tilak for the Independence movement. Swami Dayanand's disciple Shyamji Krishan Verma who founded India House in London inspired Madam Cama, Ver Sawarkar, Lala Hardyal, Madan Lal Dhingra, Bhagat Singh etc. who laid down their lives for the independence of India. Alan Octavian Hume, founder of Indian National Congress (that professes the party to be the fore-runner of the freedom struggle) and Annie Besant, the first President had declared that Swami Dayanand laid the foundation of the Freedom movement. Another View: It was for some political situations and compulsions that Mahatma Gandhi was declared Father of the Nation which title swami Dayanand deserved. That is why and how Ananthswami Ayyangar the first Speaker of Indian Parliament and the that time President of the ruling party Indian Nationlal Congress Pattabhi Sitaramayya had to say that Gandhi is the Father of the Nation and Dayanand is the Grandfather of the Nation because Gandhi reaped what Dayanand had sown.
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Who can be called Rashtrapitamah of India?

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A person, a leader or a philosopher who has guided, been the idol or a protector of the Rashtrapita. Or alternatively, on whose lines the Rashtrapita has learnt, followed, practised and carried out the mission for the freedom, construction and development of the nation. 'Rashtrapitamah sows the seeds for the Nation and Rashtrapita reaps'. Reviewing the historical facts and happenings, it can be judged that it is Swami Dayanand Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj, who inspired millions of Indians to fight for the freedom of India deserves to be called Rashtrapitamah. Because of his teachings, out of the freedom fighters and revolutionaries 70% people were from Arya samaj only who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India. The Indian Nation owes this credit to the Swami.
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What are the neighbouring countries of india and their capitals?

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India has 9 neighboring countries. here is name of those countries with capitals- IN NORTHWEST 1- Pakistan - Islamabad 2- Afghanistan - Kabul IN NORTH 3- China- Beijing 4- Bhutan - Thimphu 5- Nepal - Kathmandu IN NORTH EAST 6- Bangladesh - Dhaka 7- Myanmar - Yangon ACROSS SEAS 8- Maldives - Male `e 9- Sri Lanka - Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte = administrative capital. Colombo = commercial capital
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Who is called the Grandfather of India?

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Maharish Dayanand Saraswati is known as the Grandfather of India. Mahatma Gandhi is called as the Father of India. From that perspective Maharishi Dayanand is rightfully the Grandfather of India since he had prepared the ground for the Swarajya movement in 1857. A A Aiyangar, the first Speaker of India's Constitutional Assembly had also declared the same that if Gandhi we have declared as Father of the Nation, Dayanand is the Grandfather of the Nation. Great Indian Historian Pannikar had stated that 80% of the persons fighting for the freedom struggle were from Arya samaj founded by Swami Dayanand. Examining the historical events and facts, it is but imperative to re-evaluate the status of Swami Dayanand in the History of India and he be constitutional declared as GRANDFATHER OF INDIA which rightfully he deserved.
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Total black money in India?

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According to a Swiss Banking Association Report (2006), "India has more black money than the rest of the world combined." India has stashed almost $1.456 billion in black money in Swiss banks. Black money is income obtained by illegal activities that is not reported to the government to avoid income taxes. See the related link for a report from the Times of Bombay.
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Who led the independence for India?

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The history of Freedom Struggle started with Swami Dayanand Saraswati with his Nationalist and Reformatory movement. Thereafter, a movement started infusing the spirits enunciated by him into the people of the country. Following the inspirations given by the Swami, the First war of Independence had begun with Rani Luxmi Bai, Nanaji and others. With the revolt in the so named Mutiny, the fire became big. Thereafter thousands of martyres sacrificed their lives in the country and also abroad in that struggle. The struggle culminated in the final strokes of INA Netaji Subhash Chander Bose leading one part and Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru and party leading the other. Destiny favored the latter and Gandhi and party got the credit. That was also a political destiny that Mahatma Gandhi who never approved the decision of Partition of the Country had to submit, but this submission though with protest gave him the title of Father of the Nation - Rashtrapita
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Who was responsible for partition of India?

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Most Indians say and believe that Nehru and Mohammed Ali Jinnah were the two persons responsilble for the partion. Having no choice left but to quit, the British was also equally responsible because of their Divide and Rule policy. They wanted country to be troubled with communal riots which eventually took place in different parts of the country thus taking a huge toll on human life - killing three millions. There was no alternative except partition of the country at that stage since Nehru was determined and so was Jinnah. Mahatma Gandhi wanted to save the division and he even offered Jinnah to be the President of Undivided India and not press for the division which Jinnah agreed to. BUT IT DID NOT SUIT the most ambitious and adamant political leader Jawahar Lal Nehru who had dreamt and wanted to be the first prime minister of Independent India. He maneuvered with the connivance of his lieutenants and Lord Mountbatton, his friend, to sign the Partition of India Act against the wishes of Mahatma Gandhi and other nationalist leaders of the country. hope this helped!!!
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Who is Grandfather of Indian Nation?

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While Gandhi is called Father of India, Swami Dayanand is to be called as Grandfather of India since Dayanand is the political father of the Father of the Nation - what Gandhi practised to achieve freedom, Dayanand had preached taught and practised a century ago in 1876 when Mohan Das Gandhi was only 7 years old.
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Who is called as the 'Rashtrapitamah' of India?

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Though this has not been officially declared, but Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya samaj is considered as the 'Rashtrapitamah'. As such he laid the foundation of the freedom movement in India, Mahatma Gandhi also followed his path to get India's independence.
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In what way Swami Dayanand contributed to freedom movement of India?

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Through his book Satyarth Prakash, preachings, travels and founding a revolutionary organisation Arya Samaj in creating a political, spiritual and religious awakening and arousing nationalism in Indians.
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Why is the cow sacred in India?

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Indians consume milk on a daily basis, and the cow as a provider of milk, is equated to one's mother (hence the expression Gomäta = mother cow). Traditionally, Indians had cows in every household. They were part of the family, with names and personalities. Just like one would not hurt/eat their pets, the Indians did not hurt the cows and respected them. The cow has a special role in the Hindu mythologies; Kamadhenu is a wish-fulfilling cow. A cow is also depicted as vehicle of several deities. Many social reform movements in India (Jainism, Buddhism, the Bhakti Movement, Gandhi's non-violent movement) advocated non-violence, and no cruelty to animals. So in India, other animals also (like elephants, mice, monkeys) are considered holy. That said, many ethnic communities do eat beef in India. The cow meat is consumed by Roman Catholics, Anglo-Indians, and several other non-Brahmin Hindu communities. However Slaughter of the cows is banned in several states keeping in view the sentiments of Hindu religion.
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How can you find the DD number in Demand Draft?

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The first variable is the DD number which will of 6 digits, followed by 9 digit MICR code, then followed by the next 6 digits (may not exists in some banks) and lastly the 2 digit transaction code.
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Why nehru became first prime minister of India?

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Nehru was not elected by the Congress party, out of 15 votes 14 went to Sardar Patel and 1 to Nehru. Nehru was desperate for position and power, so he told Mr Gandhi, that I will split the congress. If the congress was split English rule would not have handed over the rule to congress, Gandhi had no other option but to, bend in front of Nehru. So Gandhi Convinced Sardar Patel and Nehru's Name was brought forward.
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Who is called as the Rashtrapitamah of India?

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Swami Dayanand Saraswati Founder of Arya Samaj whose laid out policies and principles Mahatma Gandhi followed that is why Pattabhi Sitaramaiya, the President of Congress had said at the time of attaining freedom of India, "Gandhi reaped what Dayanand had sown for the Freedom of India"
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What attracted European trading companies to India?

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European pirates when started looting the Indian vessels going in the Atlantics, the European trading companies ventured across the oceans so as to look for new lands from where they could buy such goods at a cheap price of such high qualities as produced by India, and carry them back to Europe to sell at higher prices. The fine qualities of cotton and silk produced in India had a big market in Europe. Indian spices like pepper, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon too were in great demand. Hence, European trading companies were attracted to India. Dont write this k By Guhan Bhaskara SSRVM
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Does India ink come in colors?

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Yes they do. You just have to look for them. Try this link: http://www.enasco.com/action/ProductDetail?sku=9720345&userZIPCODE=77423
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What is the postal code for India?

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India has MANY postal codes for different places. Postal codes in India contain 6 digits. India is a country and it has a unique PIN code for each Post office. Please see the Related links below. A Pincode or PIN or Postal Index Number is the post office numbering or post code system used by India Post, the Indian postal administration. The code is 6 digits long. The PIN was introduced on August 15, 1972. There are nine PIN zones in India, including eight regional zones and one functional zone (for the Indian Army). The first digit of the PIN code indicates the region. The second digit indicates the sub-region, and the third digit indicates the sorting district within the region. The final three digits are assigned to individual post offices. There are many zip codes or postal codes for the country of India. If you need a specific zip code please provide the city.
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When is town park flower show huda faridabad 2011?

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It is held annually in the month of January. Faridabad is a town 25 miles from Delhi, India.
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What is the difference between American freedom struggle and Indian freedom struggle?

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American freedom struggle is through wars and bloodshed killing the Native Indians whereas the Indian struggle was a peaceful one - though with the blood of the sacrifices of martyrs..
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Where are rubber crops grown in India?

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kerala,tamil nadu, andaman and nicobar islands
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What are the accomplishments in India?

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India i.e Bharat has innumerable accomplishments from which all the countries have learnt something or the other. India gave a language in in the form of Sanskrit the mother of languages and grammar, through which all the languages have developed. India taught through its scriptures Vedas and Upnishads the meaning of life and the way to live. India dispersed all knowledge to the Universe whether of Arithmatics, astronomy, astrology, agriculture, metaphysics, metallurgy etc. etc. etc. etc. . . . . . . . . . . .
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What aspects of Aryan society have had the greatest impact on the history of India?

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Aryans as the natives of India have affected the whole mankind and the world. Aspects of Aryan Society - 1. Polytheism of nature-gods and worshipping. 2. Caste system based on professions as enunciated by Manu Rishi in Manusmriti 3. Use of horses and bullocks . 4. Sanctity of cow 5. Textiles and Clothing 6. Languages are derivatives of Sanskrit 7. Gurukul system of education 8. Sanctity of fire for its usefulness and sustenance of life Impact on history- Ayurveda Yoga and Health Sciences Swastika (adopted by Nazis) Invention of scythe-chariot by Ajathashatru The Decimal number system, Arithmetic, Astronomy, Knowledge of Earth a Sphere, Geometry Formulae, Earth revolving around Sun, Evolution of Buddhism and other isms. Gave luminaries hundreds of scholars and philosophers right from the Rishis to Chanakya Wealth of temples attracted Islamic invaders from central Asia and then the Europeans. Refusal to use cow/pig greased rifles sparked off First War of Independence 1857 (probably other things as well - not able to recollect top off my mind)
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What positive impact did India have on the british empire?

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India taught the British Empire the lessons of Live and Let Live through her doctrines of Ahimsa (Non-violence), Peace, Universal Brotherhood and Greed Hath A Fall, in such a manner that the Empire is reduced to a mere country of England. One after one, all countries under British got freedom from its rule of loot and exploitation.
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Who was Arjuna's wife?

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Draupadi was the common wife of Arjuna and other four Pandavas. Her other names are Krishna and Panchali. Apart from Draupadi, Arjuna also had 3 more wives that is 1) Ulupi 2) Chitrangadaa and 3) Subhadra. Subhadra was the sister of KRISHNA. Arjuna abducted her with the help of KRISHNA only. Draupadi was the daughter of King of Panchala country, therefore she was called as Panchali. In ancient India, the women were identified with their patriarchy. For ex: Sri Rama's mother was the daughter of King of Kosala country therefore she was known as Kowsalya, and his wife Sitha was the daughter of King Janaka of Videha country and its capital was Mithila, thus she is addressed as Jaanaki, Vydehi and Mythili.