We live in India. We live in India. It is our motherland. It is situated in Asia. It is the second most populous country in the world next to China. In terms of area it ranks seventh in the world. It is a peninsula. It is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west and the Indian Ocean in the south.
The Himalayas stand as guard to its north. India is a multicultural, multi-lingual and multi-racial country. People of different caste, creed, colour, customs, and cultures live here in peace and harmony. It is one of the biggest democracies in the world. It has friendly relations with the countries of the world. It is emerging as an economic power. It has made ties with major trading companies in the world. Its location is very favourable for trade and commerce.
It is proud to have the oldest civilisation in the world. It is known to have the oldest republic as well. It is the biggest and most successful democracy in the world. It was the centre of learning and education in ancient India. People from different parts of the world came here to acquire knowledge. It is the birth place of three religions—Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. It is the country which made the world familiar with the philosophy of non-violence and truth. Today, Buddhism is a popular religion in many countries of the world. It is the land of seers and saints. Great saints like Manu, Mahavir, Guru Nanak, Buddha, Chaitanya, Kabir, Rahim, etc were born in India. They gave the world the message of peace, love, harmony, and brotherhood. They gave the society a new direction.