19 APRIL ARYABHATA – INDIA’S FIRST SATELLITE WAS LAUNCHED
India’s first satellite Aryabhata was named after the prominent Indian astronomer and mathematician of the 5th century CE. Aryabhata was designed and fabricated in India from scratch by a team of engineers and scientists led by Dr U R Rao, who went on to become the Chairman of ISRO in later years. Aryabhata was launched by a Soviet Kosmos-3M rocket from Kapustin Yar on 19 April 1975. This historic launch was celebrated by the Reserve Bank of India and the satellite's image was printed on 2 rupee currency notes that remained in circulation between 1976 and 1997. To commemorate the event, both India and Russia released commemorative stamps and first-day covers.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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