India is a country located in South Asia. It is the second-most populous nation which is the seventh-largest country by area, and the most populous democracy in the world. In fact, it is a land of mystery and known for its incredible history.
India is not only big in terms of population but also in terms of diversity and cultural heritage. India gained Independence from British rule back in the year 1947. Talking about the details of our national flag that has four colours namely- Saffron, White, Green and Navy blue. Each colour signifies a particular message.
The Navy blue wheel with 24 spokes is Dharma Chakra while the saffron colour stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation. The white colour signifies purity and truth whereas the green stripe stands for faith and fertility.
Until the year, 1896, India was the only official place for Diamonds. Yes, in the 19th century, India was the only nation in the world where diamonds were mined.
The diamond mines of Golconda near the modern city of Hyderabad are talked about around the world for the most popular diamonds in history found there. Now, you know why Britain was so determined in keeping its Colonial rule in India.
From ancient times, our country was the source of nearly all the world’s known diamonds, and until the discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1896, India was the only location where diamonds were mined.