Talking about one’s own country or giving a speech about one’s country is always an honourable opportunity. India is a country with a rich heritage and a lot of historical significance. For this same reason, giving a short speech on India might be a tricky task. The smart way to prepare a speech on India would be to collect the most important and indispensable facts about the country and how being a citizen of this country makes you feel. Given in this article are some aspects that you can include in your speech on India. Check them out.
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Geography of India
Bharat, or modern-day India as we call it, is the seventh largest country based on the area and second most populated country in the world. India is one of the countries of Asia, and since India is located in the south of Asia, it is known as a South Asian country. India is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the southeast, the Arabian Sea in the southwest and the Indian Ocean in the south. India shares borders with different countries like Pakistan, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. India has many different kinds of landforms such as mountains, plains, plateaus, deserts, coastal plains, etc. India has many rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, Brahmaputra etc., that are perennial in nature and, as a result, prove to be an important source of water for cultivation in many areas. India has five different seasons, i.e. the summer, spring, autumn, winter and monsoon. Crops in India are grown according to the different seasons.
History of India
As we all know, India was the land that was ruled by kings and queens, but apart from them, India was also under the rule of the British from 1858 to 1947. It was due to the sacrifice of many martyrs that we now live in a free country. Many foreign powers apart from the British (the French, the Dutch, the Portuguese) came to India for trade and later tried to establish their rule. Even though the British ruled India for years, a number of socio-economic developments took place during that time. Evil practices like sati was abolished during this time through the Sati Prevention Act of 1987, mainly due to the efforts of Indian renaissance reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy. The Widow Remarriage Act 1856 too was put to practice due to the tremendous efforts of Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar. Women also started attending schools and colleges during this period due to the efforts of great social reformers during that time. It was after India got its independence from British rule on 15th August in 1947, India emerged as one of the democratic countries.
What Makes You a True Indian?
How would you tell if you are a true Indian or not? Many people often think that just because the other person’s opinions don’t match with them, they love their country less. That’s not the case. If one believes one is a true Indian, then one must learn how to respect and take into account the perspectives/opinions of the other person. As a true Indian, one would always consider their fellow beings as equal irrespective of their social denominations. Since India is a secular country, as mentioned in the Constitution of India, a true Indian would be respectful towards all people. Anyone who respects and honours the country and upholds the ideals of the Constitution can be called a true Indian.
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FAQs on Speech on India
When did India get its independence from British rule?
India got its independence from British rule in the year of 1947 on 15th August.
Is India a democratic country?
Yes, one of the largest democratic countries in the world is India. According to the constitution, India is a secular, democratic socialist, and sovereign republic.
With how many countries India shares its borders?
India shares land borders with six countries – Pakistan, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh.