Wednesday, August 18, 2010

India-Mixed Facts

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Longest Wall in India?

If I ask you, which is the longest wall in the world, your answer would be ‘Great Wall of China’, in a second. But if I ask you which is the second largest wall in the world? Mostly there will be no answer.

It is a matter of great pride 138.5 km long fortification which was built by Rana Kumbha along the Aravallis in Rajasthan is the second largest wall in the world after Great Wall of China. This wall was built by Rana Kumbha to prevent the invasion of Mewar.

Indian Airlines-The Most Hijacked Air Service

In the past history terrorists and various other criminal groups have hijacked the aeroplanes. Do you know, which airlines is hijacked the most times?

It is none other than our own Indian Airlines which has been hijacked as much as 13 times. So next time you have your journey by Indian Airlines be careful.

Indian Women Empowerment

Yes, I agree that women education was very less in the pre-independence days but do you know when was the first school for girls opened in India?

It is strange to know that, first school for girls in India was opened long back in 1819 by Calcutta Female Juvenile Society organized by Baptist Mission. The first school for girls was opened by them at Gauribari, Calcutta. Initially in 1819 the school was started with just 8 girl students but its progress was tremendous. Within the span of 10 years, in 1829, the Calcutta Female Juvenile Society had set up as many as 20 such girl schools in different parts of India. The school had girl students from both Hindu and Muslim religions. Apart from Bengali as a subject, the girls were also taught geography, Bible and needlework.

Anandibai Joshi was the first Indian women doctor. She achieved this level by graduating in Medicine in the year 1886. Anandibai Joshi got a great encouragement from her husband to become a doctor. But after completion of her graduation in Medicine she was not able to practice, hence was not a professional doctor. Anandibai Joshi died at the age of 21.

Anandibai Joshi

Kadambini Ganguli was first Indian women graduate. She completed Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Examination in the year 1883 from Calcutta University. Later she studied Medicine and became the first professional lady doctor in 1888.

Kadambini Ganguly.


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