Thursday, August 16, 2007

India - national symbols

Yesterday, I wanted to give details of India's national symbols also, but was rather ashamed because I couldn't remember all of them. I looked up the details and here is what I found:

National emblem: Lion of Sarnath

Photo: Wikimedia, under GFDL

National Anthem: Jana gana mana

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

National Song: Vande mataram

National Pledge:

India is my country. All Indians are my brothers and sisters.

I Love my country. I am proud of its rich and varied culture. I shall always strive to be worthy of it.

I shall love and respect my parents, teachers and elders.

To my country and my people I pledge my devotion

National bird: Peacock

Photo: Public Domain under GFDL

National flower: Lotus

Photo Public Domain

National tree: Banyan

Photo: Wikimeda Public Domain

National fruit: Mango

Photo: Wikimedia under GFDL

National animal: Tiger

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

National game: Hockey

Indian hockey team that won gold at Berlin Olympics, 1936
Photo Public Domain

Note: The copyright status mentioned is correct to the best of my knowledge. It would be prudent to check before using the photos.


Also see:

Oru Desathinte Amma.


pfctdayelise said...

You should provide links to the pages where you got the images... and then people actually CAN check the copyright :)

Unknown said...

Good point. That would be easier than going to the source and searching for the photo. Shall try to follow your suggestion.

Maddy said...

I did not know the national flower and tree!! BTW one of the biggest banyan trees I have seen is in Florida at Edison's house!! he brought in all kinds of tropical trees & made a garden/grove to figure out a rubber substitute..

Unknown said...

Thanks for the comment, Maddy. The tree shown in this post is the one at IIT Madras.

Maddy said...

well, i got a link to what i was talking about, take a look - this banyan tree is the 2nd largest in the world and covers 1.5 acres. i think the largest is in calcutta somewhere.,1785,HGTV_3648_2177055,00.html

Unknown said...

this hepled me a lot in my work.....i am very thankful to whosoever got this

Unknown said...

simran, I am happy that the post has been of help to you.